Friday, February 26 2021 - 10:39 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.

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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Life Mates

Sandhill canes are loyal to their mates

We enjoy watching birds and have many coastal birds around our home. For the past several years we have had a pair of Sandhill cranes …

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Huddling and Worried

At this time in history, a lot of us have been cooped up at home for weeks aware of frightening worldwide medical news and signs …

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The “V” Word

While I was engaged as a mental health counselor, I was surprised by the many diverse people that called upon me for help—men, women, teens, …

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