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Uncomplicated Joy

Advent dec 15

why do we make things so complicated?

decorating the house

finding the perfect gifts

making memories

keeping traditions

baking all those cookies

sending Christmas cards

attending concerts & parties –

all are joyful ways to celebrate his coming,

but when the schedule is full

 we can feel pretty tired and empty

(preaching to myself)


when God says that he has come that we may have life to the full,

he didn’t mean a full calendar


how about a life full of hope, peace, and JOY?

sounds good to me!

let’s focus on the simple, uncomplicated joy found in the manger

and celebrate that!







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john 10 10

Are you living fully?

the question looms large on the billboard as i sit in traffic

hmmmmm . . .

am i living fully?


at times life can seem pretty full

but it begs the question-

what am i filling my life with?

rushing from here to the next thing

 going through the motions of the day’s demands

without fully being in the moment

actually leaves me feeling pretty empty


perhaps living fully is this –

emptying out the rushings and the have to’s

being still

in the moment

living in the right now

seeing God’s presence here


instead of waiting for tomorrow’s better day

living fully is embracing life today –

even sorrows and shadows

can be keepers of gifts hidden

 living fully is savoring small moments that come and blink away

it’s seeing blessings too abundant to count

it’s being a blessing

and pouring love on friends and family


 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  

– John 10:10


so i ask you

are you living fully?

and what are you filling your life with?




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