Hilary Hijack: 10 years

In Heart by Caleb

10 years. It has been ten years to the day since I last held my mom’s hand and breathed in her presence. She went to be with Jesus at only 55, and I was a mere 27 years old. Up until that point, she truly was my world. We talked every day—normally multiple times a day. Her diagnosis and death, …

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S’mores

In Heart by Caleb

S’mores make you sticky, but they also make you slow down and smile. When’s the last time you sat by a fire? Several important things happen by fires. * We slow down * We have longer conversations * We relax and unwind * We eat s’mores. S’mores are silly but delicious. More importantly, they bring out the childlike nature in …

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#Tribe

In Heart by Caleb

Fill up with your people so you can love all people. “There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”—Jim Henson A friend of mine recently shared with me that he visited a church and didn’t feel at home because, “They weren’t my people.” There was some guilt or shame in the statement, but that’s not warranted. I …

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Guest House

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Use what you have for more than just you. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:9 We recently stayed several days with friends who had a guest house. A lot of people who own large homes or guest houses have good intentions about using them and welcoming friends and family but they get so busy and consumed …

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Gentle Touch, Kind Tone

In Heart by Caleb

The lessons we teach our kids are the most important in life. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 “Gentle touch,” we tell one of our kids when they hit, smack, or are otherwise too rough. “Kind tone,” we tell them when they shout, …

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A Saving Game

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Saving before spending is always the right idea. “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 We can’t spend all we have on wants and wishes, but what fun is life if we don’t spend some of what we have on something we value? What if you cut …

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Give More, Take Less

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Give the gift of giving, without the catch of getting more back. “You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 This is probably more for me than for you, but here’s how I am seeking to grow, if you care to join me… In conversations, give, love, offer, …

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