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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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A Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Did you know spring cleaning is a phenomenon across the world? It must be wired into us, the need to clean after the dark night of winter is over. Spring cleaning happens across cultures and religions. According to Wikipedia, some researchers trace spring cleaning back to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, where khaneh… Continue reading A Spring Cleaning for the Soul

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Soul Shine

Sometimes I choose a word for the year. I still remember the late fall when I was going through cancer treatment and receiving daily radiation to help heal me. On purpose, a couple of months later, when January came, I chose the word RADIANCE to focus on. I wanted to turn around my experience of… Continue reading Soul Shine

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New Life In Everything All The Time

My husband will shake a thousand hands today. He is a school superintendent. It is high school graduation day for two of the larger schools he oversees. After graduation day his hand literally hurts for two days. He says it is one of those good kinds of hurts. I see it as one thousand stories… Continue reading New Life In Everything All The Time

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The Golden Thread

In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread