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What to Pray when You Need Patience

“Don’t pray for patience.” Don’t you love how people give you this advice with a chuckle and smirk on their face? Yet we all know where they’re coming from. It seems as soon as we pray for patience we pay for it with a loooooooong wait in the Chick-fil-A line. Can I get a witness? Of course, getting stuck in …

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31 Promises For the New Year

Who is not ready to turn the page and start with a fresh new year? As the calendar rolls over to 2022, most of us find ourselves hopeful, rubbing our hands together. We’re choosing our “words” or making resolutions and goals even if we hate resolutions. We can’t help it. It’s a new year! Anticipation is in the air. There’s …

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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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