On Vacation

We are going on vacation! Our ride to the airport leaves at 4am…our amazing contractor will be here at the house installing the last pieces of our kitchen while we’re gone…it’s all a bit bananas…and I’m so excited my face hurts from glee. We won’t be holding Faith Community gatherings for the next two Sundays. […]

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Book Review: Restless

Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen is a fun push to believe that God made you with specific gifts and talents you should embrace and grow, rather than shrink away from. The book is a mix of personal sharing by the author, suggested exercises, and vision casting for the larger things you […]

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Wherever we go, that’s where the party is

Thank you all so much for sharing in my sorrow as I said goodbye to THAT DOG. It has been harder than I expected. Your words and comments (and voicemails and texts) helped more than I can describe. Thank you. Okay, on to today! Normally, I’d post my notes from the weekend sermon. And I […]

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THAT DOG 1996-2014

We said goodbye to Kylie yesterday. She had been struggling for weeks, with more tough days than good ones. Last Friday, I called and made the appointment I’ve dreaded ever since she turned 10 (somewhere I’d gotten the idea that dogs don’t live long after they reach double digits? So glad that was wrong!) Over […]

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Double Dog Dare

A friend & I had a hilarious conversation last night, after which she double-dog-dared me to post about it. (We weren’t drinking this wine, but should have been!) So you know I was here on the blog at midnight, writing it up… We were talking about the tension we and so many others feel: living […]

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Holy Ground

This lovely post from my friend Mary Elizabeth just brought tears to my eyes. She describes the choice to be grateful for the 19 days she had with her son Warren before medical error ended his life, rather than anguished and sad. I’m struck by how, when you’ve lost something precious, this choice comes up […]

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Sermon: Do I Believe What I Just Said?

We tried something new with our Sunday time this week. It was just Steve & me (and THAT DOG, of course) so we had some freedom to tiptoe into this sense I keep getting from God, that I should trust Him to provide inspiration on the fly.  I tend to go off-script when I give […]

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