Posts By: dukeslee


Wednesday 21st December 2016

make it all about Jesus … (a short Christmas poem)

Make It All About Jesus.

I strung all the lights on my pre-lit fake tree Shopped Amazon Prime ‘cause the shipping is free I checked in with Pinterest for tablescape trends Then hustled to mail cards to family and friends when lo, in my heart there arose a faint sound  T’was a voice so distinct, with a truth so ...

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Sunday 18th December 2016

Maybe this is what we’re all really waiting for

Maybe this is what we're all really waiting for

I kneel on the floor by the old man’s recliner. Sunday afternoon sunlight slants through the nursing home window, warming my back. The old farmer’s red-rimmed eyes shimmer when we talk about the harvest and last Sunday’s Bible readings at our white-steepled church, tucked between two ...

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Sunday 11th December 2016

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Do you ever have one of those moments where, technically, you CAN do what you want to do. But then the Knower inside of you says, “Wait up, girlfriend. You’re gonna regret this.” Yep, me too. I’m telling about it over at (in)courage. Join me there by clicking here! 

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Tuesday 6th December 2016

Six Steps to a Guilt-Free Christmas

guilt-free Christmas, preapproved Christmas

In our early years as a family, I transformed our house into a winter wonderland every Christmas. I set up tiny ceramic villages on fake snow. I baked (and burnt) dozens of cookies, mailed an avalanche of Christmas cards, purchased far too many gifts, and decked the halls to the point of ...

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Friday 2nd December 2016

How Social Media Can Make You Happy <---- You Read that Right!

Five Minutes to a Happier You

Do That Happy Thing – When Surface Pleasures Produce Meaningful Treasures By Becky Keife I heard the familiar br-rring of my Voxer app letting me know a new message had arrived. (If you don’t know about Voxer, think instant voice messaging ala adult walkie-talkies.) I pressed the play button ...

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