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Robbed of Peace

It can happen so fast, can't it? I've been immersed for months getting ready to lead a women's retreat on the topic of peace. I'd been reading all that Jesus said on the topic as well as other writers. I'd structured the retreat around entire life habits, the rhythms of renewal, that lead to peace.… Continue reading Robbed of Peace

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It’s Just One Word

How can a word shape a whole year? Have you heard about the simple concept of adopting a word for the new year or letting a word adopt you? It is one of the most powerful ways I know to keep a spiritual focus or intention through a whole year. The first writers I knew… Continue reading It’s Just One Word

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I Did it To Myself

Long time no blog! I last wrote at the end of September. My goodness. What happened? Life. Busyness. A loss of balance. My husband announced his retirement. Our son in the army deployed. We had several out-of-town fun trips plus an out-of-town work trip. I had some great speaking opportunities. What can I say, it… Continue reading I Did it To Myself

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God in Us

I still remember my very first day of seminary at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. For some reason, my first class was in June right after I'd graduated from Texas A&M in May. I was 22 years old. I guess I was just trying to get started taking classes without really knowing what I… Continue reading God in Us

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The Quilt

His 92 year old distant relative gave my husband a quilt. Back home after a quick trip to Abilene, we opened the quilt's packaging and read the yellowed notes straight-pinned to it. The quilt was handmade by women in the community of Truby, Texas in the early 1930s. Each woman had handstitched a square along… Continue reading The Quilt