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When It Hurts All Over

Four days ago, I woke up to the same news you did, that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Although we'd been warned this was coming, the actual news hit me in a physical way. I felt it like cold fear down in my belly. I winced, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and held back… Continue reading When It Hurts All Over

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Oh Wow

Our youngest grandson, River, our pandemic baby, is now over one year old. He is healthy, happy and starting to communicate. As many babies and children as I've been around, I am always amazed when they can begin telling you what they think and need. How can a tiny human who wasn't even on this… Continue reading Oh Wow

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We Wheel-y Need Love

It was her first time to give out valentines to her friends. She was only three. Her preschool was having a party and all the children were to bring valentines. Thankfully, this was before anyone did anything fancy like adding candy or toys. We were only to provide flat small valentines in tiny envelopes. She… Continue reading We Wheel-y Need Love

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We Stand Together

Since I'm a clergyperson, I've had similar trainings, the ones about what to do if a person with a gun enters your worship space. The last one I went to, the security expert said, You are a sitting duck. Your worship space has so many entrances. You want to welcome everyone in. Up there on… Continue reading We Stand Together

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Invitation

One word can shape a whole year. I've written about this before. The concept of having one prayer/focus word for the year has been unfolding in my life for about a decade now. The idea comes from the work of Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen in their book from 2012, My One Word: Change Your… Continue reading Invitation