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The Light of Christmas

  “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” What does this mean to you? I love this quote, yet without a light how does it work? By thirteen, my parents war-zone marriage and divorce left my Mom’s emotions … Continue reading

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Don’t take the Wind out of their Sails- Communicating God’s Way

  Dad warned me in my single years, “You take the wind out of their sails.” Whether I asked for his advice or not—like father, like daughter. “You talk too much. You don’t always have to have the last word.” This … Continue reading

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Forgive Again? Yes, it is Good Friday

  Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”(Matthew 18:21, 22 NIV) … Continue reading

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For Those who Hold a Light of Hope…to Help

  Often we don’t hear the words. “Your voice counts. Your presence makes a difference.” So many times those beside someone digging through a dark wall, can wonder if they are any help.   Sometimes we underestimate the power of … Continue reading

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Getting Through the Holidays When Your MIssing those in Heaven or Dodging those on Earth

“I just have to make it through the holidays.” A single friend dropped these words annually about the same time the leaves began to fall in clumps. “I dread this time of year.” It isn’t easy to forget the impending … Continue reading

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Suicide and Sympathy

I don’t blame Robin Williams’s daughter for wanting out of social media sites after she received discouraging posts/ unwanted trolls. People will be judgmental in the face of suffering. Last week visiting a group of friends the topic of suicide … Continue reading

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Bigger than Life; Sherwood Carthen . A Sunday memorandum at Bayside North.

“He was bigger than life in every way,” this morning Pastor Ray Johnston of Granite Bay Bayside shared the untimely death of fellow pastor Sherwood Carthen of BOSS church. His passing Wednesday saddened many in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee honored … Continue reading

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Coping with a College Break-Up

Advice for a College Break-UP My friend recently asked for prayer for her daughter who is experiencing a variety of emotions after a college break-up – inability to concentrate, sleep well, teary…it brought me back. We can forget how break-ups … Continue reading

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Jesus’s Heartbeat to the Cross

 Seventy times seven.  It seems when Jesus answered the question, “How many times do you forgive someone?” (Mtt 18:22) He was prepared to practice what he had preached. Beginning from the Last Supper at the Upper Room. His journey would … Continue reading

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Holding on, Loving God, Reaching out through Loss

In bad news, we can be assured …”this too will pass.” Seasons change. The boy now has another car, the woman is enjoying her life without that job, the baby is doing well, the bride is now a satisfied mother of two… we have to get through knowing life will tip again
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