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When It Hurts All Over

Four days ago, I woke up to the same news you did, that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Although we'd been warned this was coming, the actual news hit me in a physical way. I felt it like cold fear down in my belly. I winced, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and held back… Continue reading When It Hurts All Over

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

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

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Suspended in God’s Light

Some things are too hard, too much, unbearable, really. What do we do when we find ourselves face to face with such things? I know people who have recently received difficult diagnoses of one kind or another. Some of us are in a season of letting go. Some of us are digesting news that does… Continue reading Suspended in God’s Light

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One Little Letter

In ministry for me most of the fun, scary, God-inspired big endeavors have come from asking What If? One of my colleagues taught me this. What if we found new ways to feed and welcome the hungry? What if we had a large community-wide women’s ministry designed to replenish women’s souls? What if we actually… Continue reading One Little Letter

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Let Go…or Get Dragged

My friend Leslie sent me a surprise gift, a book, with a hand-stitched bookmark that said Let Go...or Get Dragged. It makes me smile every time I see it and also makes me wonder how she knew that this is my daily hardest spiritual challenge. 2020 and 2021 have proven to be an epic training… Continue reading Let Go…or Get Dragged