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Our Shiny Streets

Summer. It is blazing hot here in Texas. I've been on an intentional break from everything except our family. It's been nice to be off the grid a bit, especially because all the news continues to be so dismal and hard to bear. I never take a break from journaling or devotional reading. It sustains… Continue reading Our Shiny Streets

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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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We Wheel-y Need Love

It was her first time to give out valentines to her friends. She was only three. Her preschool was having a party and all the children were to bring valentines. Thankfully, this was before anyone did anything fancy like adding candy or toys. We were only to provide flat small valentines in tiny envelopes. She… Continue reading We Wheel-y Need Love

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We Stand Together

Since I'm a clergyperson, I've had similar trainings, the ones about what to do if a person with a gun enters your worship space. The last one I went to, the security expert said, You are a sitting duck. Your worship space has so many entrances. You want to welcome everyone in. Up there on… Continue reading We Stand Together

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Invitation

One word can shape a whole year. I've written about this before. The concept of having one prayer/focus word for the year has been unfolding in my life for about a decade now. The idea comes from the work of Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen in their book from 2012, My One Word: Change Your… Continue reading Invitation