Friday, May 7 2021 - 2:57 PM

Life Notes

Life is certainly one of our more eloquent teachers! When I wade through the mundane and the ordinary there is always good, solid wisdom to be had. Profound is usually smiling just below the surface of daily ritual, waiting for those three seconds of whole hearted awareness we’re capable of. This is where God often speaks uninterrupted. And this is where I like most to listen, and on a good day, take notes.

Welcome Home

welcome mat and sandals

Just this morning in the pre-dawn darkness, I hugged my son and daughter-in-law goodbye for a long journey to South America. Their car will stay …

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Crazy God

airport

Last weekend, we were sharing a meal with a group of friends, and we began to tell flights-gone-wrong stories. My husband related several in which …

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Necessary Endings

clock

When we come to the end of a calendar year, we naturally think about endings. Of course, there are many calendars depending upon your religion, …

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My Slow Movement

elderly couple exercising

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19 NIV). At points in my life, I have been …

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Leading with Presence

playing Chess

While reading in a devotional book, I came across some of the philosophy of Rabbi Edwin Friedman, who was also a specialist in family systems. …

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He Will Carry You

woman walking on cross

For the past nine weeks, I have been very busy caring for my new puppy. It had been almost 16 years since we had a …

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On the Wild Side

dog hanging out window of car

We often visit several local parks as a special adventure for our car-ride-loving dog. All three of us need the walks when we arrive, and …

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Mentor Men

Man leaning against wall

It’s so easy to get jaded about men. Especially those men who don’t live up to our expectations for leadership, commitment, fairness or doctrine. I …

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Falling and Failing

When I was young, I remember falling off a pony, later a horse, several sleds, and some skies. I also fell out of a canoe. …

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