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Love Is Patient…

Originally posted on GOD, autism and me:
Patience is one of those things I used to pray for. My journey along the autism spectrum definitely tried my patience. That first diagnosis of pervasive non-developmental disorder exacerbated my lack of patience. When my two-year-old wasn’t developing quite as he should, the psychiatrist’s verdict was wait and…

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Sufficient Grace!

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NKJV Many people are under the notion that when they surrender their lives to God all will be well. […]

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Get Over It!

I was speaking with my oldest son about making good choices and telling him not to make the same mistakes I had. In his teenage wisdom, this kid told me to “get over it.” If one of my kids tells me to “get over it,” there is a huge problem. My first instinct was to look behind me and see […]

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Light, Camera, Action…

Great light is crucial for most photographers. As an amateur, I regularly seek proper lighting.  Photographers lust after and chase after just the right light well aware of the role it plays for noteworthy images. God’s Light is no different. It is crucial for us. We may not readily recognize it but God’s illumination and revelation are what we crave to reach our […]

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Merry Christmas

  “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you; You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising […]

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…and the Ivy

In the Christmas carol The Holly and The Ivy the characteristics of the holly reference our Savior Jesus Christ. The ivy is barely mentioned at all! I’ve given this a bit of thought and wonder if there is a lesson to be gleaned from this. The vast majority of the carol refers to the holly. […]

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The Holly…

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas carols was The Holly and the Ivy. I’m sure I had no idea how both related to Christmas back then. When I finally recognized and understood the words I was curious why this carol called the holly and the ivy? There is very little mention of the […]

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Joy to The World!

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people,” Luke 2:10 KJV  These words were spoken on the very first Christmas. The message the angel brought was a joyful one. This verse precludes, “For unto you is born this day […]

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Evergreen!

Originally posted on God and The Garden:
There will be times in life when we face disappointments. People will fail to meet our expectations. Our offenders may never have a clue of the pain they cause. The people we love and love us in return are flawed and have limitations just like us. Likewise, things also hold…

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Winter Roses…

I was recently discussing how this would be the first Christmas in over ten years that we have no pets in our home for the holidays. We would always debate if our cat “Lucky” had been naughty or nice even as he precariously tried to become one with the Christmas tree within weeks of claiming […]