And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road. —¬†Matthew 2:12. The magi went home “by another road.” Each of us comes to Christ a different way, some by parental influence, some by tragedy or crisis, and some by an epiphany of a…

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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. —¬†Hebrews 11:1. As we begin the New Year we have lots to hope for and belief that good things will happen, despite all evidence to the contrary. We have faith. The word faith has lots of meanings, but the Hebrews…

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Today is the first Monday in a new month and the new year — a true fresh beginning. How do you begin? Are you like the first day of school, with new books, notebook, and attitude? Are you bogged down in the past and gloomy about the future? Are you somewhere in between? I do…

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At this time of the year and for the longest time I have prepared a list of New Year’s resolutions. My lists have included the obvious — lose weight, exercise more, get organized, etc. — and many not so obvious such as — write a novel, eat more fruit, and buy a car. Whether one…

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Like millions of other families, our Christmas needed a few adjustments because of Covid. However, what it did for me is make me realize what made the season and the day. It wasn’t the presents, it was the hugs. It wasn’t the big dinner, it was sitting at the table laughing and telling stories. It…

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