Butterfly Joy

“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne Over Spring Break our family visited The Butterfly Palace in Branson, Missouri. How incredible it was to learn about how much these delicate creatures can accomplish in the […]

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Why Remembering Matters…

An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community.  We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone.  Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her.  “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]

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“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship

The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859     A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship.  One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks.     Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]

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