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In Due Season

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”¬†~ Galatians 6:9 I’m fascinated by how plants develop without me ever seeing the buds forming or the stems growing. I’m fascinated by how a green banana can ripen to a yellow color in a matter of days, yet I never see the actual pigments changing. Growth is a process, but rarely do we see it happening; we often just see the results. And if the results aren’t happening fast enough, we get frustrated. Tending to plants reminds¬†me to simply be Read More

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The Dreamer’s Toolbox

For years, I’ve been drawn to the story of Joseph (told in Genesis 37, 39-46) because he was a Dreamer. I was recently re-reading his story in preparation for writing a theological reflection, and was reminded of some important points. So I’d like to share with you four things that should be in every Dreamer’s toolbox: Endurance. Even in the lowest points of his life, Joseph ended up in positions of leadership. Little did he know, this was preparing him for something greater. Instead of being upset that we aren’t where we think we should be in life, we should Read More

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Where’s my package?!

I ordered a package in December via Amazon.com. The estimated arrival date was December 22nd-28th. Unfortunately, the package was coming from New York; and as you know, the east coast got slapped with ridiculous snow storms during the last weeks of December. So the package didn’t actually make it to FedEx until December 28th. FedEx didn’t bother trying to deliver it before this week because they apparently had too much to handle. They guaranteed me yesterday that it would be delivered today. I checked the FedEx website’s tracking function, only to discover that the most recent update was from 10:13 Read More