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Deep Down

I began 2022 writing about mountains, specifically being caught off guard by the sudden appearance of mountains in my path that I didn't see coming. I wrote about God's faithfulness and expertise in moving mountains. What I didn't know was that would not be the end of the 2022 mountains. Some are my mountains. Some… Continue reading Deep Down

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Argh! Ugh!

Argh and ugh are my two favorite kind-of-not-real words for expressing what is almost inexpressible. I use them when life seems so DIFFICULT. Lately, I seem to be using them more. Many things seem to be increasingly hard, uncertain and antagonistic. From Will Smith to fill-in-the-blank here, we all are not our best selves these… Continue reading Argh! Ugh!

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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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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

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No One Mentioned the Mountains

Just a few days ago, we all welcomed in a new year. We were blissfully off the grid for a few days, but my impression was that we mostly collectively greeted 2022 with a sense of both relief and tentativeness. No one wanted to say, "Well, certainly things couldn't get worse than 2020 or 2021."… Continue reading No One Mentioned the Mountains