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Remembering Together

Remembering things isn’t my strong suit. I remember when two months in a row I forgot my twins’ orthodontist appointments. Eventually one of them mentioned that the rubber bands on their braces were starting to disintegrate and asked me when they were supposed to go in for a change.  My greatest strategy for remembering things is telling others in my family about them. We have better odds by remembering together. God often called his people to remember important things together as well. Throughout Scripture we find God helping His people remember important spiritual truths through physical demonstrations, such as: Celebrating Passover so the people could remember deliverance from Egypt (Exodus …

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Information Overload

Sometimes I wonder how I ever functioned as a human being before online search engines. How did I ever get to the right place without the map app on my phone telling me when to turn right and left? Did I really go to the doctor every time I had a question about swimmer’s ear or bee stings instead of using online medical sites? Many times when my teenagers ask me something, I advise them to Google it. This word wasn’t in my vocabulary as a child. My kids can’t believe the world still spinned before cell phones, laptops, and Wi-Fi. The down side to all this knowledge at our …

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Wielding the Weapon of Gratitude

When my friend with four young children mentioned that she couldn’t find someone to watch her kids so that she and her husband could go out of town for a family event, I readily volunteered. It was all fun and laughter at first, until the second day when I was struggling. I viewed this mom’s role as challenging but so very significant. She is providing emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical support and care for four human beings. All of us grow wearing in our callings at times and forget that each task God gives us has value. We tend to view what others are doing as more significant. This can …

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