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This has been a year with all sorts of unexpected events. Some were good and some were not-so-good. It has also brought more clarity to how precious life is.

Treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time ... and remember that time waits for no one.

Enjoy life, don’t worry about the future.…

How to Stand Strong in an Ever-Changing World

Have you ever tried walking when it’s so windy out? It’s hard to keep your balance, much less go in a straight line.

There are many challenges each of us go through each day. These challenges are not just how bad traffic is or work is busy, but it’s also personal challenges we go through each day.

As long as you remember what you’ve gone through before in your life that…

Don’t Be Discouraged

There are many times that we go through challenges in our lives. We pray for guidance and to help us through those times. But is that enough?

I start my morning with prayer, giving thanks for what I have and what God helps me with. I then pray for my family and loved ones, and end with a prayer for myself. The prayer I ask is for guidance, protection, and many other personal thoughts. It’s…

Fill Your Glory


Psalm 81:1, Psalm 81:10-16.

If we allow that the summons to praise (Psalm 81:1) is a call to celebrate the kingship of the LORD, it is because He, and He alone, is God (Psalm 81:9-10; cf. Deuteronomy 6:4-5).

Psalm 81:10. “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt.” We sometimes need to be reminded of what God has…

A Good Life

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them
— Ecclesiastes 12:1 (KJV)

This reading has so many meanings and is definitely a reality check on how we all live our lives. Every day we wake up, get dressed, feed the kids, get ready for work, come home from work,…

Father’s Day

Sunday is Father’s Day.

This year will be one to remember for myself. My youngest and last to leave for college has affected my life so much in raising her from infant to a young adult.

These past years with all of her activities she has done for years, each one that ended came to an emotional end. Though I didn’t show it during the last game, last team banquet, and last awards,…

Starting Over

Starting over. What would you do differently if someone asked you that? What changes would you make?

In this Sunday’s second reading of Revelation 21:1-6, you see a new heaven and a new earth. Starting a new life sounds tempting, but that comes with new mistakes, and so many other things come into play. This would be a good verse to dwell in the word with, and this can be interpreted differently…

Poor, Just, Savior

This is the beginning of Holy Week, a week of celebration. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, "Behold thy king cometh." (Matthew 21:1–11) "He says with the words, behold, or take notice, he wakes us up from our sleep and unbelief, in that he would announce something great, unusual, remarkable, which had long been desired, and which should be received with joy." (Luther's notes on the Bible)


It’s March and 70 degrees out. Wow! And the start of the Lenten season. Each year my family lets my mom know what we are going to give up for Lent. Some drop off, and maybe some of the grandchildren will get involved. And when Easter Sunday is here we talk about it as a family.

My mother knows we will all get tempted at one point or another, but does this for us to think about what we…

Change in Habits

The start of a new year new goals, Read more | Comments (0) | Jan 13, 2022

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