Category Archives: life

Memories to Touch: The Ornaments We Created


Reader Sue Damm considers what makes some of her Christmas ornaments among her most prized possessions. Continue reading

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Touch a Memory: Mantel with Mugs


The dining room mantel in our home was a place to display precious things — like the watering pot hand-decorated by my mother’s painting teacher and the black pitcher that was among the “mid-century modern” she collected before she ended … Continue reading

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‘Spiritual, not Religious’ Kings Meet Jesus at Epiphany


In Latin American tradition, yesterday was Three Kings Day. The kings finally reach the manger in the family nativity set, after long days traversing shelf and mantel, table and ottoman. Community parties, parades, and gift giving mark a major festival. … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Good Spiritual Fruit?


Fruit is something that comes with God’s Spirit, people often remind us. The fruit of God’s Spirit includes love, joy, peace, and such (Galatians 5). There’s no law against such things: these are some of the things that God is … Continue reading

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Is it True That God Doesn’t Overburden Us?


When life seems overwhelming, it can be hard to believe that God’s “burden is light.” What steps can you take to make sure you are only carrying what God intends? Continue reading

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