Celebrating!

It’s my birthday! I don’t typically do anything huge to celebrate January 17th. But I love the chance to reflect on the past year, read my journal entry from my last birthday, and ask God for insight and vision and understanding of where I am & where I’m going. You know, the basics :) We […]

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Weird

Have you ever noticed that some days are just great for no reason?  Yesterday was one of those days. I realized this at bedtime. Steve and I pray together before we go to sleep, and I found myself thanking God effusively for the wonderful day I’d had. Which seemed strange to the logical, hyper-analytical side […]

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Sermon: I Didn’t Know I Could Ask For That

Here are the talk notes from today’s Faith Community. We were going to record it, but with my head cold, I thought I’d spare you the audio. Enjoy the read, and blessings! I Didn’t Know I Could Ask For That In Psalm 66, the psalmist says, “Come and listen, all you who fear God; let […]

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This Mystery

I’m rereading a Madeleine L’Engle book this morning, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. Her writing is filled with wisdom and flights of fantasy, and her cadence feels old-fashioned and slows me down.  Every third or forth page I find myself tearing up, which makes no sense because today is a gorgeous, sunny day […]

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Two Days

Yesterday was a glorious day. I woke up with a head cold, but didn’t care. There wasn’t all that much I had to do, and I had a great book to read, a couple of thoughtful talks to listen to, and plans to get together with a friend.  God felt close, and life felt good, […]

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Best Book I’ve Read This Year

The People Factor by Van Moody is the best book on relationships I’ve ever read. That sounds like hyperbole, but this is the first time I’ve ever had a complete “Oprah Moment” and thought, I want to buy 1,000 copies of this book and give it to everyone I know.  I can’t think of anyone […]

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Celebrating Warmth!

It is WARM here today!!! I can’t really focus on anything else. It has been so numbingly cold for so many days that the very fact that I could walk THAT DOG this morning without worrying that she would die from exposure in the first 15 seconds (she’s so old now) feels MIRACULOUS and worthy […]

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