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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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Wound Up

A black lizard with a bright blue tail was sitting on my open journal when I returned to the deck with my refilled cup of coffee. Later, Google told me it is actually a skink and has a venomous bite. Wow. All I know is that's not usually the kind of thing I usually see… Continue reading Wound Up

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FaithWaiting

I enjoy making up words. I loved word play with my children. We now have several words only our family knows. Today I made up this one: FaithWaiting. FaithWaiting is different from regular waiting. All waiting is pretty excruciating. Waiting for admission to that certain college. Waiting to turn 16. Waiting for the wedding day.… Continue reading FaithWaiting

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A Tiny Sanctuary: The Mammogram Dressing Room

Once you've had breast cancer, there is no such thing as a routine mammogram. Maybe it is routine to the medical team. ¬†Maybe it is routine to others, but not to you. Today, I had my every six month ritual of driving to the place, checking in, waiting, changing in that tiny dressing room, waiting,… Continue reading A Tiny Sanctuary: The Mammogram Dressing Room