{Re}joice

It’s here. Christmas Day. The day for which Advent expectantly hopes is fulfilled. For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called Wonderful Adviser, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 6:9, NET Let there be rejoicing and gladness and hope and…

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{Re}demption

The story of Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, was nearly my undoing during the Wine, Women, and Jesus bible study. (To learn more about that go to The Marcella Project by Dr. Jackie Roese.) As I studied Ruth, I realized more and more how God provided for Naomi. And how the story of Ruth is…

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{Re}st

It’s the Sunday before Christmas. We spent this weekend with our family in Oklahoma. We weren’t expecting Keck to have two days off only Christmas day. As we look forward to some time just the two of us, we look back on this weekend with our family and know that these people are dear to…

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Tradition: An Again That Doesn’t Start With {Re}

Tradition nearly by definition is doing something again. It’s a continuity of practice, celebration, or ritual. It can be religious or secular, familial or communal. It’s what we do year after year to celebrate the Christmastide. Some families open gifts on Christmas Eve. Others wait for Santa’s delivery and are awaken early by curious, excited…

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{Re}bake

I’m sitting her trying to decide whether I want to bake another batch of pecan pie muffins now or wait until tomorrow. But tomorrow night the gifts need to get wrapped. I’ve already back one batch of pecan pie muffins but I’m thinking of adding some cocoa powder for a chocolate option. To keep me…

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{Re}blame

Reblame means when you place blame on someone or something over and over, as if it will alleviate the problem. Blaming and shaming is something we’ve done to sexual abuse victims over and over again. In this day and age with the #MeToo movement, I find it striking that a sexually assaulted and harrassed woman…

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{Re}sleep

Urban Dictionary saves me again. I’m sitting here tonight dozing off and on again. This morning I tried to resleep after Keck got up and turned up the heater. Resleep means that you toss and turn and get no quality sleep following being awoken before the alarm goes off. Now I’ve been presleeping in front…

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{Re}st

Rest. It’s what we need following our #epicSaturdays. My work colleagues were teasing me about my Saturday agendas. Last weekend, it was Jane Austen’s birthday celebration, followed by a Congo Restoration pop up, three-layer cake baking and then a Christmas party. This weekend was we went to Davis Street Coffee for breakfast, the Dallas Farmers…

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