Author: Martha Hadley | SPIRIT 105.3 - Faith, Fun and Family
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  • Happy New Year!  I hope 2016 has gotten off to a great start for you.  On the last day of 2015, I was driving along the scenic route to Enumclaw and I looked up in awe at Mt. Rainier and the foothills as they presided majestically over the pastoral farm land.  The day was exquisitely clear and sunny without a cloud in sight, so the view was spectacular as it revealed all the colorful hues and details of the awesome snow-covered mountain and foothills.  Mt. Rainier is so huge it looked like I could drive there in no time at all.  But at 14,411 feet it was still a couple of hours away.  I felt very fortunate to have such a gorgeous sight to behold on the last day of the year.  It gave me such a feeling of hope and joy for the new year!
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  • Thanksgiving is the time of year when we gather with family and friends around a table overflowing with food. It’s a time that is centered around food and fellowship. It’s easy to let that take center stage on Thanksgiving Day and say a quick prayer before we dig in to the feast.
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  • The Bible tells us in Psalm 34:18 and Psalm 147:3 that the Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted and discouraged. He rescues us, heals our sorrows and gives us hope. Perhaps you’re going through a difficult time right now and it’s hard to see God’s hand in your life and you’re wondering how your situation will ever turn around.
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  • In times like our unusual heat waves it’s good to remember “this too shall pass”. And sure enough, thankfully, this week has cooled down to much more comfortable temperatures.
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  • Several people close to me are going through some very stressful times in their life with big changes looming ahead. As I talk with them about what they're going through, one of the things that has been helpful for them is striving to have the right attitude.It can be hard to be positive when we're going through..
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  • Yesterday, I saw a bluebird in my backyard. And this morning, I was wakened by chirping birds singing their happy songs outside my bedroom window. A few bright pink buds have started to appear on my rhododendrons and the flowering pink plum trees are in glorious bloom. Spring is on the way and God's miraculous handiwork in nature is all around us.
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  • A friend told me a joke the other day about a woman who went to an auto repair shop and asked the mechanic for a seven hundred ten. He looked puzzled and said, “What’s a seven hundred ten?” She replied, “You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine. I’ve lost it and need a new one. I don’t know exactly
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  • Every autumn I'm reminded of this parable when I see a pumpkin: "Being a human being is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts
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  • The other night, I was spending a quiet evening relaxing alone at home, when all of sudden I heard a loud clanking noise downstairs. My first thought was “What in the world did my cats knock over that would make such a racket?!” Then I realized that the kitties were upstairs with me. They had wide eyes and cautiously crept into the hallway to peer through the banister railings to investigate what was making such a clatter.
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  • Independence Day. The 4th of July. America’s birthday! They all describe the same thing… the unforgettable day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed and our great nation was born.
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