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faith, Pandemic Wisdom

The Art of Waiting

Have you ever made plans only to have them washed away? I took the summer off with visions of rest, refilling, refueling. Honestly, I was a little tired of hearing myself talk and write. At the same time I took a break from writing and speaking, the people at Jesus Calling put a pause on… Continue reading The Art of Waiting

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My 50 Day New Life Challenge List

Fifty days ago it was Easter Sunday. Shortly after that I wrote about the bluebonnets, inspired by a trip across Texas where the bluebonnets and their friends were in full show-off mode. I wrote, the bluebonnets are a tangible sign that we cannot only survive hard times but possibly come out of those times even… Continue reading My 50 Day New Life Challenge List

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Suspended in God’s Light

Some things are too hard, too much, unbearable, really. What do we do when we find ourselves face to face with such things? I know people who have recently received difficult diagnoses of one kind or another. Some of us are in a season of letting go. Some of us are digesting news that does… Continue reading Suspended in God’s Light

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One Little Letter

In ministry for me most of the fun, scary, God-inspired big endeavors have come from asking What If? One of my colleagues taught me this. What if we found new ways to feed and welcome the hungry? What if we had a large community-wide women’s ministry designed to replenish women’s souls? What if we actually… Continue reading One Little Letter

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Let Go…or Get Dragged

My friend Leslie sent me a surprise gift, a book, with a hand-stitched bookmark that said Let Go...or Get Dragged. It makes me smile every time I see it and also makes me wonder how she knew that this is my daily hardest spiritual challenge. 2020 and 2021 have proven to be an epic training… Continue reading Let Go…or Get Dragged