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Name the Day

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On a spontaneous whim, my daughter drove to my house to pick me up last Tuesday morning, her day off.  She invited me along for a day of shopping, lunch and a quick visit to see our sick friend.I called the day “Fun Adventure.”
I’m naming my days.I got the idea from a life coach who writes a devotional I’m reading called Seize the Day.The gist of it names the day and calls it forth so as to step into a new day and enjoy it to the full by focusing on that day’s name and that day’s goals.
We all do this to some degree when we refer to our days as birthdays, anniversary days, holidays or a day off from work.Now I call my days “productive days” if I revamp a clothes closet or pantry.I also like “do nothing days” when I give myself permission to chill on the front deck with a good book and warm up leftovers for dinner instead of cooking.
Our nation called yesterday “Take Back Day” to address the opioid epidemic rampant in America with hopes to dispose of medication we no longer use to the pos…

Love My Neighbor as Myself?

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A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.  Arthur Baer
Several from our mid-week life group missed our meeting but the stimulating topic offered the mere seven of us much to chew on and discuss.  The living room overflowed with chatter.Sunday's sermon topic, Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, ignited stories of hard-to-love neighbors we encounter  who we live near, work with or brush elbows with throughout our day.  I find myself dwelling on the Bible verse we noted in Luke 10:27 which got our conversation rolling:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, Love your neighbor as yourself."

The key for me, "as yourself," sparked a memory of my neighbor who lives down the street whom I've written about in the past.  She ignores boundaries.  Her frequent visits with her kids in tow who wander throughout my home touching everything re…