Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

There's nothing easy about a pandemic, but it's not the first time our world has faced a crisis. And I'm thinking it won't be the last. So what do we do when life is hard? Where do we turn when every path leads the same direction? I mean, pandemics can rarely be...

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My Response to COVID-19

My Response to COVID-19

One day at a time. It's really all we've ever been given. One short day at a time. But when our calendar has been wiped clean and all future plans have been put on hold, today suddenly seems bigger, more meaningful, more urgent, more worth "not wasting." And while the...

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When Daffodils Speak…………

When Daffodils Speak…………

Moving in winter means unexpected surprises in spring. The popping up of green all around our new yard reminds me - seeds were planted here long before we came. My job is very different on this new plot of land. Our last yard was dirt when we arrived. We planted the...

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What Are You Holding?

What Are You Holding?

When his mother packed his lunch early that morning, did she ever dream she was packing a miracle? And if she'd known, would she have packed a little more - knowing Jesus would be looking in the basket in search of supplies. And as the little boy headed to town, did...

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When The Nest Flies Too……..

When The Nest Flies Too……..

The first bird flew away over a decade ago. Watching him soar high into the sky, my heart whispered, You always have a home here. This nest is yours forever. ---------------------------------------- Not long after, the second bird began to flap his wings. Flying high...

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If Every Child Could Know

If Every Child Could Know

Her little feet. Running through our yard. And through our house. It was a summer to remember. Forever. I think about her this morning, experiencing another culture with her mommy and daddy. On the other side of the world. I miss my little Gingersnap. But I also...

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What To Always Remember When Jesus Seems Late

What To Always Remember When Jesus Seems Late

I can see him in my mind. Jairus. A synagogue ruler in his community. A desperate father in the crowd. His daughter, deathly sick, needs more than medicine and Jairus has heard Jesus is in town. Pushing through the crowd, he has one thing on his mind. A miracle from...

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Parables Are Mysterious – Jesus Is Not

Parables Are Mysterious – Jesus Is Not

Viewing life as a story has always been "a thing" for me. Long before learning about the work of Epston and White on narrative therapy, I saw my life as a series of days broken into sections - each with a specific purpose. I  remember sitting with my sister, when one...

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A Man With a Mat Has a Story

A Man With a Mat Has a Story

"Sir, I have no one to help me." the invalid replied when asked, "Do you want to get well? Thirty-eight years is a long time to lie next to the answer to your problem. So Jesus's answer to this man's statement by-passed a long conversation. It was short. To the point....

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Maybe The Healing We Need Isn’t Physical

Maybe The Healing We Need Isn’t Physical

I've read the story a hundred times. A crowded house. Standing room only. Doorways blocked by groups of people gathered around outside. There was definitely something special happening inside these walls. And anyone who knew what was going on wanted to be there too....

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