Baptism 01
Christian Life

Happy (re)birthday to me

Ancient Jewish culture had this marvelous practice of “shmita” (שמיטה), which literally means to “release” or “let go.” Everything they did fell under this seven-year cycle. Going into it, agricultural land lay fallow, and at the end, debts were forgiven and slaves were freed. It was a year-long sabbatical for life, mirroring God’s rest on …

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Each day holds a surprise
Who Are You


How willing are you to be surprised? Me, not so much. Ask my husband how much I liked it when he surprised me with a promise ring in front of his family at our first Christmas together.⁣ But my resistance to surprises doesn’t just rob me of enjoying fun things (like presents) when they’re good, …

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