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Chocolate Grace

Last week I wrote about friendship and the power of speaking truth to each other. I shared about my friend telling me I needed counseling to deal with a sticky, chronic family situation. I did not want to do what she suggested but I did. I do not hesitate to get help for plumbing issues… Continue reading Chocolate Grace

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The Grace of Holy Tears

When I was just six years old, my grandfather, my beloved Paw Paw, took his life and so my journey with grief began. I didn't know how to grieve and as you can imagine, my family was upside down. I held it in and made sure I was well-behaved and responsible. Meanwhile, I looked for my Paw Paw everywhere,… Continue reading The Grace of Holy Tears

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Cultivating Attentiveness

I write about some things over and over. I know this. I'm writing to myself, of course. I do the same thing when I'm preaching, speaking or telling stories. I absolutely know that I have recurring themes. Cultivating attentiveness is one of my favorites. The reason I re-visit it so often is that I have not at all mastered… Continue reading Cultivating Attentiveness

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It’s Springtime, But…

Anne Lamott is one of my favorite writers.  She just posted a new blog. It came to me as a lovely Monday morning gift, echoing what I was already feeling today.  Her words, "So life. It's the whole deal. Mixed grille all the way, gorgeous and sad things all mixed up.  Us, at our best… Continue reading It’s Springtime, But…

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A Few Precious Seconds When Everything Fell Together

    I'm about to write about something that can barely even be put into words.  On Saturday, at Texas A&M, our son, a Senior member of the Corps of Cadets led his outfit in their traditional March In into the stadium prior to the Aggie football game.  That was impressive, but that is not what… Continue reading A Few Precious Seconds When Everything Fell Together