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When We Are Weary

This weekend I spoke at a women's event. Even though this event was on a busy fall Saturday afternoon, 275 of us managed to be there. Women are my favorite audience. We speak the same language. We get each other. Sometimes when I'm speaking to women, I don't even have to say much. They already… Continue reading When We Are Weary

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The Agony of Letting Go

We have so many home movies that were videos and now are dvds. In the late 80s when our firstborn came along, giant video cameras were becoming affordable. We proudly bought one. My husband was the faithful video guy until the kids got old enough to sometimes take over the camera. He's in almost no… Continue reading The Agony of Letting Go

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Holy Discomfort

I've felt this before. Uncomfortable. Unsettled. Agitated. It happened every time I was pregnant, especially at the end. Hard to sleep. Hard to breathe. Ready but the time not quite right yet. With my last one I had nerve pain of some sort down one leg all the way until he arrived. I think he… Continue reading Holy Discomfort

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The Golden Thread

In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread

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Watch Where You Put Yourself

It's just a simple wisp of an idea; one gentle thought. Author Cheryl Strayed brought it to my mind in a little book of her own quotes, Brave Enough. Put yourself in the way of beauty, she writes. That's it. She gives a whole page surrounded by white space to those seven words. It reminds… Continue reading Watch Where You Put Yourself