The Joy of Leaves

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Photo: Autumn Mott Rodehaver via Unsplash The last leaves are falling from the maple tree in the front yard this afternoon. Holdouts that refused to give up their grasp of the branch until now. I imagine that they were waiting until they could decide their style of final decent. There are so many to choose from; the flutter from side … Read More

7 Surprising Benefits of Sadness

(This article was published at Crosswalk.com) Is your smile feeling a little strained lately? Worried that your joy cup doesn’t always “runneth over?” You might be relieved to know that God doesn’t expect Christians to be “happy” all the time.  In fact, he fully expects us to experience sadness. I know, sadness is not a “positive and encouraging” topic. Nobody … Read More

Going Through Tough Times? Here’s Some Encouragement

During a recent doctor’s visit my friend Bunnie was given 9 months to live. Most people would be devastated, but Bunnie went home, put on her glitter eyebrows and rabbit face paint, and went to work. Bunnie is a professional clown. She delights in bringing joy to anyone she meets. The ominous diagnosis from the doctors (lung cancer, round two; … Read More

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