Superglued Memories

After the last ornaments were packed up mostly with care for another eleven months in the attic, after the snowflake plates were packaged and foisted up the ladder, only one thing remained to call Christmas cleanup "done." The porcelain nativity, one of my most precious Christmas possessions, would be placed in Styrofoam molds and [...]

By |2024-01-08T09:23:51-06:00January 8th, 2024|Devotion|0 Comments

Listen for Christmas

Like the rest of the world, we're in the middle of Christmas over at the Presently Engaged Podcast!  Each short and friendly episode is just right for your walk around the block in the middle of a busy week or the drive to your family get-together. Here are three episodes I think you'll enjoy: #42: Somebody [...]

By |2023-12-19T08:05:18-06:00December 19th, 2023|Devotion|0 Comments

For to Us

Remember inspecting the packages underneath the tree? You may not have been old enough to read, but you could recognize your own name. There it was: mixed in with other presents, was one wrapped just for you. And there was your name. You knew that on Christmas morning, you would open that present, and [...]

By |2023-12-06T08:40:00-06:00December 6th, 2023|Devotion|0 Comments

Ask for Help

I've had this weird thing going on with my eye, and been putting off getting it looked at. At random times, most often in the evening, my left eye would feel like something was in it and be quite uncomfortable. Flushing with didn't help. Visually inspecting my eyeball didn't reveal a problem. My eye [...]

By |2023-09-11T12:51:22-06:00September 8th, 2023|Devotion|0 Comments

The Question Habit

Asking questions and listening well can take every relationship deeper. Have an engagement tool for the next time awkward silence fills the air Discover the God-designed uniqueness of another person Help someone else process his or her thoughts and emotions Engage in new or sensitive situations in non-threatening, conversational ways Jump into your day [...]

By |2023-07-19T06:03:19-06:00June 27th, 2023|Devotion|0 Comments

Presently Engaged Podcast: Season 3

Season 3 of the Presently Engaged Podcast just released! This season is loosely organized around the engaged family. It’s full of short, friendly encouragement to live intentionally right where you are—and just the right length for a short drive or a walk around the block. Listen in wherever you enjoy podcasts! [...]

By |2023-06-15T05:57:31-06:00June 15th, 2023|Devotion|0 Comments
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