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April 23 – Perfection

April 23 – Perfection

#113of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on the question for perfection or being perfect. Let’s face it, we want to be right. We don’t like making mistakes. I make mistakes so many times, and sometimes my language slips out before I know it. I know I have passed this want to be perfect and achieve more to my children. A few weeks ago, my youngest dropped her puzzle on the ground. She came downstairs and said “Daddy, help me pick up…

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April 21 – The Lack of a MacGyver Gene

April 21 – The Lack of a MacGyver Gene

#111of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Talent Today’s lesson is about our talents. Let’s face it, some people are naturally gifted at some tasks and others well not so much. I am that way with my hands. I am not mechanically inclined. I can lift. I can hold. I can screw something in. I can help. But I am no engineer, nor am I a handyman. In my family, we called it the MacGyver Gene. My dad had it. One of my brothers…

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April 6 – Call The Fashion Police

April 6 – Call The Fashion Police

#96of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Fashion Today’s lesson is about fashion. I know, who am I to talk about Fashion. I’m no Tim Gunn and I’m actually wearing a black belt with khaki pants. (I am normally better than that. Ha). You are probably wondering how in the world does fashion (or lack of fashion sense in my case) relate to faith and God? Surprisingly enough, in two ways: Pride (not hubris) and how we adorn ourselves. This morning started out like any morning….

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March 29 – Pure Joy

March 29 – Pure Joy

#88of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson in about elation or pure joy. As an adult, we worry. We worry about our friends, family, finances, work, and everything that we have to do. We have fun and enjoy life but that pure elation we have can be fleeting if we realize it at all. Today I dropped my daughter off on a playdate with one of her best friends. The girls were ecstatic to be in each other’s company. Giggling, being loud,…

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March 24 – Symbols

March 24 – Symbols

#83of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about symbols of faith. As my faith journey has continued, what I call myself and how I display that has changed. When I was younger, I wore a star of David daily. I probably wore it for 10 years then one day I stopped. Not sure why I just did. Likewise, when I was younger, I clung to my Judaism, even though I didn’t practice in a synagogue after I moved to Illinois. I…

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February 21 – What can I offer?

February 21 – What can I offer?

Today’s lesson is about What can I offer or WHAT can I offer? We all have gifts, traits, and abilities. We don’t always share them or know how to share them with others. The idea for this lesson came from the Black Panther’s mid-credit scene. This is a slight spoiler but nothing major. During the scene, the King of Wakanda says they are going to share with the world. An unnamed person said what does a third world country have…

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January 22 – Self-Care and Community

January 22 – Self-Care and Community

Today’s lesson is on self-care and community. As we’ve talked life is hard. Or in modern parlance #AdultingSucks and #ParentingSucks. We have many responsibilities: To our family. To our jobs. To our houses. To our bills. To our volunteer efforts. To everything. Two of these responsibilities are usually forgotten: responsibility to God and responsibility to self. We give and give but when we are short of time we skip church or worship. We don’t take time for ourselves. Both of these are needed…

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