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Do you sometimes feel dead even though you’re alive?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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Today I thought we would focus a little on our relationship with El Chay our “Living God”. That’s because sometimes we feel as though we are dead, even in life. We are anxious about making ends meet, worried about our health, wondering if our jobs are secure and pondering whether our faith will really see us through. Continue reading


When we need to find a little help

daily living psalms

Love this psalm! It’s words are so comforting, especially if you find yourself drowning in deadlines, projects and people.

Aren’t you glad that God promises to keep us and to help us?

I am … and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading

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Missing: One “How to be a Good Parent” manual/guide

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!   I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’  So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.   “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.   For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’  So they began to celebrate.”

Luke 15:17-24 (NIV)

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Being a parent is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences.  Unfortunately, there is no “How to be a Good Parent” manual or “Surviving Parenthood for Dummies” guideline.  This means that sometimes in spite of our best intentions our children take it upon themselves to go off on their own and make dubious decisions which often result in situations requiring parental intervention.  Continue reading