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Miracles Before Mayhem

We are living through a most uncomfortable time. Everything about it seems wrong. The Global Virus Pandemic has now escalated to a strange combination of danger and survival, attempts to protect ourselves and our families plus a rather monotonous day-after-day on home lockdown with almost everything normal about our lives suddenly stripped away. Most of… Continue reading Miracles Before Mayhem

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Seems We Weren't in Control After All

What a stunning couple of weeks we have all just had. I was just visiting with someone I hadn't talked to since March 9. When this person asked about the last two weeks and I started rattling off events and changes, we were both speechless. As we sat in shock absorbing all of that, I… Continue reading Seems We Weren't in Control After All

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A Word in the Midst of So Many Words

In just the last 10 days the world as we know it has shifted. I've written here before about those kinds of times. Mostly our life changing moments are more individual or family related, we got that job, we had a baby, we got engaged, a diagnosis came, an accident happened, a family member died.… Continue reading A Word in the Midst of So Many Words

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Bright Sadness

Today a hurricane is pressing on our eastern coast. Over the weekend there were more shootings. There was a deadly ship fire in California where many are still missing. There were personal car wrecks, diagnoses and tragedies. There was the same old political rhetoric that I can now hardly bear to hear though I care… Continue reading Bright Sadness

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Too Painful to Watch…and Yet

Today, on the Monday of the Holiest of Weeks for Christians, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is burning. My Twitter feed repetitively showed the spire on fire and toppling over. I turned it off because watching it was scarring my soul. An on-fire crumbling steeple of a structure like this one seems too hard… Continue reading Too Painful to Watch…and Yet