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Heavy and Light

I’m drawing from two other sources today, for this last post on the theme of “Simplicity”.  They have to do with simplicity as it relates to resting from burdens or not struggling. The first one is from my morning’s EDWJ … Continue reading

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What simple things do YOU love?

It came to my mind the other day, how Moses was involved in the more “complicated” job of praying for the battle that Joshua & the Israelites were fighting in the valley below, but it took twice as many people … Continue reading

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Ordinary

Time for some song lyrics again: That’s the way he planned it, maybe, Anything but common would have kept Him apart. From the children that He came to rescue, Limited to some elite view, when He was the only child … Continue reading

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Be Simple

There are so many millions of profound things to be said, studies and discussions… how many thousands of books have been written in Christianity alone?  I’ve been trying to say something “profound” about simplicity every morning this week. Guideposts once … Continue reading

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Stop Talking

Don’t we love to talk about simple things?  I was at a party last night, where people actually spent about an hour talking about dogs!  But these are people who normally spend hours talking about very ‘heavy’ matters.  They are … Continue reading

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Emanating Peace

One of my favourite ‘simple’ things to focus on, is my cat.  It can be quite restful just to watch her resting, washing herself, poking her nose curiously at something, and of course it puts me right to sleep when … Continue reading

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Rest

Again my story (below) has stolen some of the things I was going to say to introduce this week’s theme, and works its way from sacrifice to simplicity. The simplicity of the First Christmas is part of what endears the … Continue reading

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Pray

I’m afraid this is going to be controversial, but what about the sacrifice of making the right decision in the face of popular public opinion?  What would happen if the government always gave in to every whim of the people? … Continue reading

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Ponder

Just as prophets are the people from history who symbolize last week’s theme of Hope, Mary is the person from the First Christmas who symbolizes this week’s theme of Sacrifice (though many could fit that one).  Remember, she “hid all … Continue reading

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Sacrifice & Suffering

Yesterday I read Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint commentary “Betraying the Least of These”, about euthanasia. It’s about the recommendation in England not to give any special treatment to babies born before 22 weeks, to save their lives. Of course, there is … Continue reading

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