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When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard

Empty Chairs . . . Some years Thanksgiving is harder to celebrate than other years. I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. Yet, there have been many years when I’ve …

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It is Better to Give than Receive: 31 Scriptures on Giving

As I type this morning, a cool breeze dances through an open window, and a cerulean sky beckons me outdoors. Beautiful days like this fill my soul with peace and gratitude and make me excited for Thanksgiving which we will celebrate very soon. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My heart holds wonderful memories of family gatherings, enough food …

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Messy Relationships, Prayer and Reconciliation

Relationships are hard! There, I said it. From marriage to friendships to church family, loving each other brings challenges, miscommunication, and deep wounds. What do you do with the challenges of being human? It’s tempting to run away when words puncture our hearts. When we’re hurt over and over again we may want to light a match to burn the …

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