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My To-Do List

I’m looking at my weekly to-do list. There are 37 items in a column which have a “deadline” that needs to be met by the end of the week. I have it broken down into categories, including one that reads HOT! HOT! HOT! That’s code for STOP PROCRASTINATING. Crossing off items on my to-do list may be a simple action, but it is super thrilling for me. I get a kick

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Rejoice

A Reminder Regarding Mary

On Saturday, we had Christmas brunch for the women at my church. As my friend Nancy Jane led worship, she suggested that during this season of advent, we reflect on what young Mary must have been thinking so many years ago as she waited to bring the Savior of the world into the world. How would you have responded? I wrote about that exact scenario last December. Originally published December 22,

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My whole heart

We have been reviewing the prophets in Bible Study. Boy, did these guys have a tough job. Even though Israel refused to listen to their warnings of judgement, they remained steadfast. Isaiah was unsurpassed as a model for godliness. Jeremiah was passionate and faithful throughout his calling. He even wrote a book of sorrow and grief called Lamentations that manages to remind us that God’s mercies are new every morning.

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Snake whisperer

Today I learned that I am a snake whisperer. That sounds a little back woods, but it’s true. Allow me to explain. This morning we drove to a crocodile farm called Kalimba. The crocodiles are fine, but the python pit is what draws everyone’s attention. We have 9 kids and my butt remains permanently clenched the entire time they point and stare down at dozens of snakes who are 10-feet-long.

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