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The Tension of Christmas 2013: Ducks, Methodists, Deaths and Families

Disclaimer: These have been my thoughts over the past week.  Excuse the lack of editing. If i edit it, then i will be hiding the tension.  i don’t want to do that either. —— I think I finally figured out … Continue reading

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Family and Community: Two Words to Describe First Baptist Youth

Family and Community, those were the two words that floated around all weekend during DNow at First Baptist, Richmond. 6th through 12th grade students gathered for their annual Disciple Now at FBC last weekend with their theme, AmazinGrace. This was … Continue reading

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Alyssa Bonagura’s Music Makes Me Happy

Here begins my Hunt of for Happiness. The first thing I have to write about is someone who I’ve wanted to write about for a while and couldn’t figure out a way to incorporate her into my writing.  When I realized … Continue reading

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My Hunt for Happiness

According to The Secret Society of Happy People, January 21st is the saddest day of the year.  I imagine it has to do with the weather and Seasonal Affective Disorder.  I imagine it has to do with the temperatures and the … Continue reading

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9th Day of Christmas, A Beautiful Family Fun Afternoon

On the 9th Day of Christmas my True Lord gave to me, an opportunity to photograph a beautiful family. I have to say yesterday was a blessing.  The afternoon gave me a break from sitting too long in my head … Continue reading

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My Version of the Christmas Story

With a little help from Luke, here is my version and hope of the Christmas story. “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people; to you is born … Continue reading

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Will There Be Joy Again?

We are in the Advent Season. We are supposed to be anticipating, with hearts full of excitement and hope, the coming of this Precious Child called Emmanuel, Wonderful Counselor, and Prince of Peace.  But after this weekend our hearts are … Continue reading

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The Gift of “Pure Joy”

We are coming to the end of Advent.  Christmas is hours away and I am preparing for our two Christmas Eve services at the church.  I don’t know if it’s been the Advent preparations, or the journey of life that … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Elizabeth Edwards

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog.  Please forgive me for that.  It’s been a roller coaster of sorts over the past couple of months.  I have been preoccupied with some things happening in my … Continue reading

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Counting Wishes and Moments of Joy

Psalm 30:5 – For his anger is but for a moment; his favour is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. I know it’s been a while since I have reflected.  You … Continue reading

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