Yearly Archives: 2013

Noticing the Quiet

Yesterday, the world fell quiet. At least this part of the world. Lights twinkled inside and outside homes in celebration. People drank their coffee slowly in the morning and children eagerly descended from their bedrooms to see if Santa had … Continue reading »

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A Child Is Born

On this day, many of my friends and neighbors celebrated the birth of a child so special, they’ve built their whole lives around his existence.  I respect and admire the reverence of Christian theology, and I’ve come to realize that … Continue reading »

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I am loving packing.  Not the sneezing-because-of-all-the-dust-kicked-up part of it, but certainly loving the throwing-away of things I no longer need – and probably haven’t needed in quite a while. In every room of this house, there is so much … Continue reading »

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All We Need Is Love

The couple were in their 60s, walking down the rainy street yesterday, huddled into one another, both in long warm coats, neither holding an umbrella. Practically no space between them, the man leaned on the woman for support. It looked … Continue reading »

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Habitat for Humanity – an Inspiring Ministry that is too Often Misunderstood

We crowded into the living room of a Madison Heights home on Thursday, ready to dedicate prayer and support for her family’s amazing success. Her daughters proudly posed for cameras; her sons were off playing. On the table, a cake decorated … Continue reading »

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