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I am NOT a big Elvis fan, so I was VERY surprised to learn that the lyrics that have been bouncing around in my head for the last couple of days were written by none other than the king.  “Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.” The rest of the […]

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

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{From Traci Smith’s Treasure Box Tuesday, 1.17.23} Today for productivity Tuesday, I’ll be talking about habits. (yes, again!)  One of the things that feels somewhat “accidental” about studying faith practice is that I’ve also become somewhat of an expert on habits. Perhaps expert is too strong a word, but I’ve learned quite a bit about […]

Five Thoughts About Habits 

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We Presbyterians have a Book of Confessions which is not a tell all book of all of our bad deeds, it is the first part of our Constitution, and consists of the creeds, cathecisms and confessions that are what we believe or have believed; the second part being the Book of Order which essentially covers […]

“Confessions” Are Good for The Soul

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I don’t know whether you have noticed the Advent Candles in the western windows of the Sanctuary, but here is a picture of them with the morning sun coming through them. Each Sunday during Advent, members of our church were asked a question that related to the theme for that week of Advent. The first […]

Advent Candles: Imagined Questions from Dr. King

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 Forgiveness has, so far, been my favorite of the Follow Me series, I think because it has all pointed to this week’s lesson – that forgiveness is not about what has happened, but what you make of it, forgiveness is about building bridges into the future.    The picture of the arched bridge is a […]

Forgiveness is About Building Bridges

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We are so fortunate that Traci Smith shares some of her work through one of her blogs. Though this is a little early, I agree with her that if you decide as a family to set an Advent Intention, you should give yourself time to think and pray about it together. If you would like […]

Setting An Advent Intention

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