An orange neon sign that reads Cigars
12 Nov 2015

LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, ADVICE

  It’s been a fixture in Hamilton, Ohio, for all of my life and all of my parents’ lives, and then some. For 98 years, Tom’s Cigar Shop has been

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New Year costume of reindeer
06 Nov 2015

He WAS the Sermon

Sunday fell the day after Halloween. Our Corps Officers were out of town for the week, and had arranged for a very competent officer couple to fill in and preach.

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hands and hours
29 Oct 2015

The 2 Minute Miracle

Life can be chaotic!  Going to work, running errands, cleaning the house, feeding the family, ministry at church, (insert your specific thing here), so on and so forth.  The list can

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Take Care of our Planet
15 Oct 2015

Think Globally, Act Locally

Care of the earth has certainly been in the news lately.  The Environmental Protection Agency is targeted for lawsuits in the wake of a toxic spill in the Animas River

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journaling-angela-stansell
08 Oct 2015

Write It Down!

Have you ever found yourself thinking a thought and saying to yourself “How did I get here?”  It might have been a moment when you were thinking about what you

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Lion Tamer
A lion tamer cracking his whip at a large lion head over an abstract background. The lion tamer & lion are on a separate labeled layer from the background.
01 Oct 2015

BORED

While catching up on Facebook I read two different posts, which stated, “I’m bored!” Really? Bored? To be blatantly honest with you, how can anyone be bored? Life is exciting.

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Autumn in the Alps of Austria
24 Sep 2015

TREES

Straight. Tall. Beautiful. The sight is familiar to travelers, whether the journey is via car, bus, or train. Through Maine, Pennsylvania, and Switzerland, the birch, oak, maple, and pine trees

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Woman walking on sand beach leaving footprint in the sand
17 Sep 2015

FEET

Amazing. At least it is amazing to me. It started with a long walk on the beach with shifting sand. It led to torn ligaments, change in gait, and added

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Door of hope with copy space , 3d render
10 Sep 2015

Quieting the Noise

The greatest impact on my spiritual growth has been my exposure to and practice of spiritual disciplines. I was privileged to sit under the teachings of author and speaker Ruth

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Traveler with a backpack and trekking sticks.Woman hiker in the forest. View from the back.  Photographed in Russia.
08 Sep 2015

A Journey Begins

Our first Cultivate – Young Adult cohort begins a 9-month journey that will challenge and strengthen the “inner life.” Through the book, “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser, we will

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Sunscreen flat icon with long shadow
02 Sep 2015

PROTECTION

I was melting. Seriously, I was melting. The drops of fluid on my skin, the mascara smearing around my eyes, the dampness of the clothing on my body, and the

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