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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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A Quiet Anniversary

Do you have milestones only you remember? I'm having one today. June 14th is the 35th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry. Over the past decades, year after year, it is mostly just me remembering the day that changed my life forever. Well, just God and me, remembering. I'm not writing about it to… Continue reading A Quiet Anniversary

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Mystery, Magic and Grace

For all of us, these last months have been the strangest. We've learned so much, given up so much. We've struggled, wrestled and argued. We've learned how to mask up and stay home. We've learned how to do without. And still we are tiptoeing our way forward, everything now a calculated risk about how to… Continue reading Mystery, Magic and Grace

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Savoring Summer

Summer delights me. It always has. I love pauses and changes in schedules even if they are brief and just illusions. I remember when our children were younger some things about summer were harder because our schedule changed just about every week. Swim lessons, Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, Vacations, Sports Camps all caused us… Continue reading Savoring Summer