Religion & Spirituality

This Is What I Want to Get Everyone for Christmas

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Beautiful words were spoken by my pastor during worship yesterday. His Christmas message series is titled “Responding to the Voice of God” and yesterday’s message was from Luke’s Gospel, recounting Mary’s praise that we refer to as The Magnificat. In it, Mary pours out these beautiful words to her cousin…

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Going Crafty for a Cause (Join Me!)

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OK, I confess: I’ve gone crafty. But it’s for a good cause! My friend Angel is an artist, and she is developing a community art project called The Blessing Tree. She’s inviting Christ-followers to create a leaf to add to this tree for her November show, and I wanted to…

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Which Type of Runner Are You?

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A few months ago, a physical therapy group that specialized in sports rehab started a campaign to promote its services to the general public. The tag line was something like, “Everyone’s an athlete.” The images showed a casual cyclist or someone lifting heavy boxes. The idea was to associate everyday…

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Romanian Merriment

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Warmth poured out to us from our first moments in the Romanian Orthodox Church Saint Dimitri the New Church in Frederick, Colorado. You may wonder if that’s an oxymoron—warmth and orthodoxy. Not in this case. The giving of smiles and hugs and fabric leis conveyed friendly hospitality—as did the rush…

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