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In the Turning

He's six now, in that stage of life where you lose your top two front teeth. He's only lost one of those top ones so far, and one on the bottom, adjacent to it. He's definitely snaggle-toothed and what we all know is that losing those baby teeth is a turning. It is just one… Continue reading In the Turning

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Orange Colored Sky

Sometimes life feels hard. Sometimes it feels delicious, like pure grace. Often it feels like both. I read recently about how people were always asking Jesus for a sign, a way to know what was going to happen next. Jesus evidently got frustrated with the asking and told the people, the only sign I will… Continue reading Orange Colored Sky

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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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A Soul Ajar

Poet Emily Dickinson wrote it beautifully, The soul should always stand ajar.... In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young it is written this way, as if Jesus is saying it to us, Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. (Jesus Calling, April 27 entry) I recently spent a… Continue reading A Soul Ajar

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Why Church?

Has there ever been a more imperfect organization than the church? From the earliest accounts things were flawed in the church. Nothing has changed. Just read the headlines. From Catholics to Methodists to Evangelical Christians, we all have issues. I've been a part of the church my whole life and have witnessed plenty of what… Continue reading Why Church?