The End of the Journey

The End of the Journey

40 Days of Prayer
40 Days of Prayer: Day 40 It's Christmas Day! Merry Christmas from all of us at Hydrate Church! Consequently, it's also the end of our 40 day prayer journey together. It also means this is the last daily blog for a while. We will slow down the frequency a bit, but don't worry, we will keep them coming regularly.  Christmas, in many ways, is the end of a journey. You have probably been planning this day for months. Lists have been meticulously created and each item checked off. Cards, carefully printed and dutifully mailed, have reached their destinations spreading joy with flash-framed smiles and hand-curled words of love. Plane tickets have been reserved. Automobile gas tanks have been filled. And guest rooms have been prepared. Grocery store shelves have been emptied; their contents masterfully combined to…
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It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

40 Days of Prayer
40 Days of Prayer: Day 39 Merry Christmas Eve! It feels like it's only been 366 days since I last said that. That's not true, is it? No, the math is right. 2016 is leap year so there has been 366 days since I last said, "Merry Christmas Eve!" The feeling was not right. It doesn't "feel" like it has been that long since I said it. In fact, it "feels" like Christmas just happened a few months ago and now its back. "You're slow as Christmas," was a put down when I was younger. But now it seems like a compliment. (more…)
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Playing Chicken

Playing Chicken

40 Days of Prayer
40 Days of Prayer: Day 38 I was riding on I-95 yesterday minding my own business when a semitruck appeared out of nowhere in my lane headed right for me. For a moment, I'll admit, I was a little nervous, but I quickly realized with my supernatural deductive reasoning skills that the truck was being hauled by another semitruck which was driving in the correct direction—away from me. Being the careful driver that I am, I took the opportunity to snap a quick pic. Don't worry, I slowed down to a manageable 72 mph and steadied the stearing wheel with my well trained knee while I got the shot. (I am exaggerating, of course. No emails, please.) Take a look at the picture again. Imagine with me that the truck really…
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