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This picture is courtesy of Green Calgary . When I was googling for pictures of pure water, I thought I’d “Shop” local.  It’s from their blog, but their home site is interesting too!

I’ve been reading about water at the gym, and very grateful that the water that comes from my tap is as good as it is.  Of course, it’s never pure enough, or clean enough.  So, with a gift card from my dear friend, I am going to be buying a Brita filter for drinking water.

I”ve also been reading through the New Testament in 90 days, although I am very behind.  But what keeps coming back to me is this:  Jesus was pure in a way that I can never be pure.  His living water is pure.  The water from my tap, even filtered through the most thorough of filters, will never be pure enough.

That is why I will always be in need of His great grace.

Purify my heart,



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A Word for the Year?

Have you ever chosen a word to focus on during the course of a year?  I used to do this in a bible study group that I was part of.  I’ve forgotten some of those words already, but many people do this! Debbie Macomber, who writes mostly “Chick Lit” has written some serious books, and her latest is about this exact thing:

  Clicking on the image should get you to her page and book description.  Because I get her newsletter via e-mail I know that her word for 2012 is MAGNIFY.

My problem is that I can’t really settle on one word.  For a while I was kicking around the idea of DILIGENCE.  The other words I’ve considered were faith and courage.  But, I just can’t seem to pick one.  Sound familiar?  That’s the reason my parachute has 5 colours – I can’t just pick one!   But, I can choose a word to guide my thinking for a while –  a month, a season – a week.

And because New Year’s Day is also a day for new beginnings I began my morning with a reading from Our Daily Bread  The main point was this:

  • “Let’s be Ready”
  • Being ready involves purification
  • Purification involves keeping my heart from sinful distractions
  • Purification involves focusing on becoming more like Jesus

So as I move through the rest of this winter season, I hope to focus on purity in all the colours of my life.

Feel free to share your word and why you chose it in the comments section.

Have a wonderful Sunday, and a wonderful beginning to a New Year!


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