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With Every Breath…

This morning the sun was a small red circle in the dark, smoky sky. My lungs tightened and I gasped for air. With every breath, I am reminded. I am reminded of the many thousands of people displaced by the … Continue reading

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Church – No longer a Spectator Sport

Church leaders around the country are wringing their hands, wondering why so few people are showing up for Sunday services. Magazine articles abound on the topic of how American Christian church attendance is declining, especially among young people. The Americanized … Continue reading

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Spiritual Weed Pulling

The weather channel said it was supposed to be 106 degrees today so, I was out weeding in the yard very early. I admit my yard had more weeds than I would like, but I was determined to get rid … Continue reading

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Raising the Dead Church

  Current world events may feel overwhelming. It might feel like you have nothing to offer, that you can’t make a difference in our country, our world. Not true! YOU CAN make a difference and God is calling each one … Continue reading

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The Gaping Wound in America’s Heart

  I never thought I would see leaders of our country kidnap children and hold them hostage to get their legislation passed.  I never thought we would have a president bent on the destruction of democracy, making deals with world … Continue reading

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The Call of the Dove

It was still dark outside when I heard it. The gentle cooing of the dove woke me from my sleep. I turned over and hoped the bird would fly away, but then…it cooed again. In that instant, God reminded me … Continue reading

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Distractions or Holy Interruptions?

I prepared my “Writing Manifesto” this morning. Each day, I become more determined in my commitment to write and eventually publish what I have written. I based the Manifesto on the “Lord’s Prayer” and hung it in a lovely frame … Continue reading

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Higher

Her laughter was contagious. My little granddaughter was thoroughly enjoying her adventure on the swings. The whole time I was pushing her, she kept saying, “Go Higher Grandma, Go Higher!” What joy to hear my sweet little baby girl repeating … Continue reading

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One Body

I just returned from a women’s retreat. At the end of the retreat, we closed with a beautiful song, “One Bread, One Body.” After I returned home, the words “one body” kept floating through my mind. Along with it, I … Continue reading

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From the Darkness of the Womb into the Light of Joy

Many people are concerned about the future under this current administration. The government has just stolen from hard working American people and given to the wealthy few. It makes sense that Advent feels more dark and foreboding this year. I … Continue reading

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