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Anticipation and Hope

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Anticipation.  It means to expect, look forward to or to hope.  However, the more I reflect on this definition I realize that for many people, anticipation can bring a feeling of dread or concern rather than hope.  I wonder what your outlook is this morning?  As you head into 2022, do you anticipate this upcoming year to be better or worse than the year before? According to a recent report from Pew Research, 78% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the...

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The Greatest Gift

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Year after year I'd find myself laying there, eyes wide open, staring at the ceiling, begging for sleep to come. But sleep was elusive, like a friend who refused to be found. The more I wanted it, the harder it was to find. So each year, on this particular night, I'd experience the simultaneous feelings of excitement and frustration. So eager for the morning but unable to escape the night. This ... was Christmas Eve.The anticipation for Christmas morning was always one of the most exciting...

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Setting Goals & Running Our Race

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A quick search online will show the dictionary defines goal as “the result or achievement toward which effort is directed.” It’s a definition that reminds us that there are certain things in life that require a focused amount of effort. If you are going to set a goal for yourself, it will require both effort and focus. Which leads to a question, what was the last goal you set for yourself? Did you accomplish the goal? Why or why not?  I think...

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