The Persistance of a Beagle

The Persistance of a Beagle
Scout’s behavior (and Mercy’s too) can often be bothersome to me. If it’s not asking for treats, they may be annoying me with requests to be let out in the middle of the night or to play or walk at an inconvenient time. Mercy, my lab, bless her heart, will ask but often is quick to give up on me. Scout, on the other hand, will keep knocking. Keep asking. Keep seeking me out. He pleads with me with his big beagle eyes and cries until I say yes to him. I think there’s a lesson here about not giving up. 

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Hope- The First Part

Hope. 


I can’t live without it, but yet when it disappoints, which it often does, it leaves me grieving. 


Right now, I’m clinging to it. I saw a glimpse of what could be. Past realities tell me it won’t happen. Present realities make me doubt as well. 


But, here’s the thing.


Lazarus was in the grave four days before Jesus came. Hope of his healing was buried with him. His family grieved. Jesus wept.


Jesus also died and was buried. He was in the grave for two days. Where was hope then?

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Hope- The Story Continues

Hope has been at the forefront of my mind lately. I’ve been hopeful for specific things to come. I thought I caught a glimpse of something that got me excited. And, maybe I did, but that hope is being challenged and I’m now filled with overwhelming doubt.
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The Gifts of The Magi: Frankincense and Myrrh

Have you ever wondered why the Magi gave Mary, Joseph and Jesus gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh? Gold makes sense, but why frankincense and myrrh? After all, if the gifts themselves weren’t important, why were they mentioned?


All three were treasures, rich with meaning. That’s just how God works. So many hidden messages in just one word. One story. The significance of these gifts should not be overlooked.

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