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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Those who know me know I have a wacky (some would say warped) sense of humor. So a few weeks ago when our pastor quoted from the book of Matthew, I got to thinking

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

And not one of them will fall to the ground

without your Father’s will. But even

the hairs of your head are all numbered.”

~ Matthew 10: 29-30

about what the scripture said and meant, and what it didn’t, about why bad things happen. Here’s where my wacky sense of humor comes in. So if sparrows don’t fall without it being God’s will, and even just your hair is more important than the sparrow, does that mean that no hair falls from your head that God has not ordained?

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Getting Your Life on Track

How do porcupines make love?

You know the punchline: Very carefully.

And yet, they obviously are committed to the task.

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Do you suppress certain emotions and in so doing, fail to experience life fully? If so, you are not being true to yourself.

What about you? Is that how you live your life? Are you so careful in how you love and live so that you don’t experience emotional pain that you also don’t feel joy?

If that’s your solution, is it really keeping you from feeling pain, or is it keeping you mired in pain and unable to feel joy?

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3 Must-Have Items for Great Relationships

Saturday at the Farmer’s Market I watched a four-year-old girl anxiously and tearfully come up to her mother and reveal her freshly scraped elbow. The skin was raw and bloody, the kind of owie that an adult would simply shrug off. Without saying a word, the girl wrapped her arms around her mom.

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