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Your Homework: Heartwork

I assigned homework. Yes, I did. I assigned homework to my husband and told him it was due that day. He is a school administrator. Like all school leaders across the land, he is having a tough year. It comes right on the heels of that other tough year, 2020. We all thought 2020 was… Continue reading Your Homework: Heartwork

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Addition

What a difference a week makes. This time last week I was headed into hip replacement surgery. I was desperately ready for it after a spring and summer of growing pain and decreasing mobility. Through the hard summer God kept teaching me and showing me all the lessons in the pain. Last week I shared… Continue reading Addition

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The Pillow of Peace

Sometimes the tiny details of scripture blow me away. Little tidbits that did not have to be included but are. Usually I only notice them after I've read certain passages hundreds of times. In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, there's a story most of us know about the disciples and Jesus being out in a boat… Continue reading The Pillow of Peace

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A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

We are not even a month into the new year and so much has happened. We came into 2021 collectively scarred/scared from 2020 and all that it held. We prayed for a calmer, more predictable new year. I don't know about you but for me it has not been calmer. Instead, I've now experienced in… Continue reading A Bright and Beautiful Shattering

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How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas

Most of us have long been enamored with the Dr. Seuss story How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He's such a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, he believes if he just strips everything away, Christmas will be no more. He takes the gifts, the decorations, the roast beast and even the candy. Cindy Lou Who with… Continue reading How The Virus (Almost) Stole Christmas