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How to be ungrateful – receiving gifts from the Father

Do you have a gift certificate you’ve never redeemed? It’s estimated that in 2013, $1 billion worth of gift cards were never cashed in. I’ll confess that I’ve contributed to that stat. My husband gave me a Valentines gift certificate in February. But I didn’t redeem...

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Happy are those who mourn. Really?

“Happy are those who mourn.” That sentence doesn’t make sense, does it? How can you be happy if you are grieving? How do you find joy when you’re suffering from loss? Happiness and grief-they don’t usually go together. But Jesus put them together when he described his...

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How to live like a saint, because you are one

Do you consider yourself a saint? Last week the Catholic Church determined that Mother Teresa was worthy of the title. The world celebrated her life as the Pope ordained her as a Saint, nineteen years after her death. What about you? Are you worthy of the title? To be...

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When Jesus says, “Go home to your family.”

“Go into all the world.” Most of us are familiar with those parting words of Jesus. But what if the “world” Jesus wants you to go to is your family at home? This week I read a story in Mark about a man who was eager to travel to new lands with Jesus, but Jesus stopped...

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Top 10 posts from the Greenhouse – 3 year blogiversary

Hey friends! The Greenhouse has a new look! This summer is my 3 year anniversary for blogging at the Greenhouse, so it was time for some rearranging. I needed to update some structural details (this techy stuff is not my strength!), and I did some organizing and...

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A Prayer for Troubled Times

What do you pray lately in these times of trouble--bombs, gunshots, riots and terror? If the news leaves you speechless, try looking to the Psalms. You’ll find the ancient prayers of God’s people can be a helpful guide to your prayers today. Oppression and affliction,...

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