Sabbath Sunday: When You’re the Purple Tree

When I first saw this picture I focused on the colorful tree on the right. It looked like one of those inspirational quotes “If you can’t stand up, stand out.” It also reminds me of a talk I had with my oldest years ago. He is a kid with a clear sense of right and wrong. He’s deeply grieved when he sees people choose wrong, especially when it is himself.…

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Sabbath Sunday: Swampy Yard

There are times I think my life looks just like this. Rain day after day after day after day. Swampy yard. Wormy smells. Does it ever end? It does. Remember Job? He lost everything to the point that his wife begged him to curse God. Noah? His entire view was a swamp. As in all of Earth. But one day the dove was able to land. [tweetthis]And Job received in…

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Sabbath Sunday: Swampy Yard

There are times I think my life looks just like this. Rain day after day after day after day. Swampy yard. Wormy smells. Does it ever end? It does. Remember Job? He lost everything to the point that his wife begged him to curse God. Noah? His entire view was a swamp. As in all of Earth. But one day the dove was able to land. [tweetthis]And Job received in…

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Sabbath Sunday: Swampy Yard

There are times I think my life looks just like this. Rain day after day after day after day. Swampy yard. Wormy smells. Does it ever end? It does. Remember Job? He lost everything to the point that his wife begged him to curse God. Noah? His entire view was a swamp. As in all of Earth. But one day the dove was able to land. [tweetthis]And Job received in…

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Sabbath Sunday: Swampy Yard

There are times I think my life looks just like this. Rain day after day after day after day. Swampy yard. Wormy smells. Does it ever end? His entire view was a swamp. As in all of Earth. But one day the dove was able to land. [tweetthis]And Job received in the end more than he ever had in the first place.[/tweetthis] On those days where nothing goes right, all…

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Sabbath Sunday: That Brilliant Sun

January saw its share of dark days and snowy weather. When this rare sunny day came, the sun didn’t play coy. It was a full display, a “look at me” kind of brilliance. And I realized, I should be that bright for others. Not so people would see me, but that they would see Christ. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be…

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