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Miracles

It’s found in a four-year old boy telling you that you are beautiful enough to marry a King.

It is found in holding a new and precious life in your hands.

It is found in snow sparkling against the sun’s sacred touch.

It is found in a sister telling you that you are made for something more.

It is found in a Mom and Dad driving you to and from work.

It is found in a stranger’s smile or a child’s laughter.

A lullaby sung sweetly, a prayer prayed quietly, a journey well lived…

…There are miracles that abound each and every day in our lives.

I will stop to smell the roses. I will stand still enough to let Him move. I will praise and serve while I wait. The adventure is coming. I’m dusting off my fear caked clothes and setting my eyes toward the horizon. Look and see the sun is coming up. It is a new day…let all of us rejoice in His miracles.

15-17Yet the rescuing gift is not exactly parallel to the death-dealing sin. If one man's sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation fro…

Will you sit at My Feet?

38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
41"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10: 38-42

Have you ever loved a piece of scripture for many years and sort of accepted the meaning of it from what others told you and what you yourself believed only to find that God wanted to reveal more…this is such a verse.

I have known and do know many Martha’s. I can be a Martha. I so often get consumed in duty out of fear and belief that this is what is exp…

Dance, Dance, Dance!

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I just finished watching two lovely movies. One, the Last Sin Eater, is a movie directed by Michael Landon Jr., and based on the novel by Francine Rivers. It is truly a work of subtle art that infuses the human spirit and Christ’s undying forgiveness into it. The second was M. Night’s “The Village”. What a sumptuous and delicious feast for the heart, eye, and mind. Ever since “6th Sense” M. Night has far been my favorite writer, director, and producer. His originality and subtle brilliance at storytelling leaves me with feelings I almost cannot capture. Visually stimulating and poignant, every word, every image, every facet of his work has a purpose. A true genius to behold. It is this visual imagery and this connection to the human spirit…the good and bad…that draws me so deeply to his work. He also can do a fairly good job about freaking you out, which I also happen to enjoy.

Bryce Howard (Ron Howard’s daughter) gives a powerful performance as Ivy Walker in this piece. In watching th…