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FaithWaiting

I enjoy making up words. I loved word play with my children. We now have several words only our family knows. Today I made up this one: FaithWaiting. FaithWaiting is different from regular waiting. All waiting is pretty excruciating. Waiting for admission to that certain college. Waiting to turn 16. Waiting for the wedding day.… Continue reading FaithWaiting

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The Counter Pose

I've now been practicing yoga for one year. This new year I even added another class each week. I'm hooked. I pictured that one year out, I would have a really lean, healthy yoga body but as these things go, I still have my same body which can now do yoga. I've mentioned before that… Continue reading The Counter Pose

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That Silent Saturday

In Christianity, there's not really even a name for that Saturday. No one seems to know what to do with the day in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is such an awful, awkward, painful day. I've heard it called Holy Saturday, but not much. Even the Bible doesn't have much to say about… Continue reading That Silent Saturday

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Breaking News: I Care

Have you ever had one of those seasons with so many conflicting emotions swirling around inside you that you feel you might just explode or implode? I feel that way lately. It is Holy Week. This is the first Holy Week in many years that I have not worked in a church. I am newly aware of… Continue reading Breaking News: I Care

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Ten Puppy Truths for People

We had Rusty, our Golden Retriever, for 12 years.  When he died, a year ago January, his absence was palatable and it took our family a long time to grieve losing him.  A few months ago, we started the process of looking into rescuing another dog.  We worked with DFW Lab Rescue (dfwlabrescue.org), to begin… Continue reading Ten Puppy Truths for People

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Crunch Time

Holy week is crunch time for pastors.  Crunch time is defined as a critical period of time during which it is necessary to work hard and fast.  I don't know why I count up such things but at our place, Holy Week equals 16 worship services, 2 egg hunts, baptisms, a lot of communion and… Continue reading Crunch Time

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Yes, Ashes

Today is Ash Wednesday.  In the Christian tradition it marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading us to Easter. In our best seasons, Christians use this time for a spiritual spring cleaning; a time of added devotions, prayer and scripture reading.  Sometimes we give things up to remind us of what Christ gave up… Continue reading Yes, Ashes