Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Devil’s Camouflage

“The devil’s secret is camouflage. The devil’s job is to look very moral! It has to look like we are defending some great purpose or cause, like “making the world safe for democracy” or “keeping the bad people off the … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

In the summer of 2009, Neda Agha-Soltan became the face of the Iranian Green Revolution after her tragic death by gunshot was caught on cell phone camera and uploaded onto YouTube for the whole world to see. The international media rushed … Continue reading

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Balancing the Inward/Outward Journey

As a happy introvert who is very comfortable living with books and plants and, yes, TV, I am horrified and convicted by this quote by Jean Vanier, one of Henry Nouwen’s mentors. “Community can be a terrible place because it … Continue reading

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Remembering my Father

The following is a devotional I wrote for Words of Hope, a devotional booklet published by Words of Hope in Grand Rapids, MI whose mission is to help build the Church world-wide through media.  It is one of seven devotionals … Continue reading

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Me, My Mom, and the Music

Today was supposed to be “LAWN MOWING DAY!”  However, nature is not cooperating and my very long grass is too wet to cut.  So I cast around wondering what to do and decided to re-organize my kitchen pantry and shelves.  … Continue reading

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The Power of Now – Thoughts from Richard Rohr

This reflection from Richard Rohr is  deeply packed with how/why we are to grab on to “Now.”  I am such a creature of time that “now” is usually gone before I notice it or arrives with projections I have placed on it long ago … Continue reading

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My 100th Blog!

This post is my 100th blog! I toot my own horn because when I started, I wasn’t sure I would get past 10!  I began this blog in September as a project for a class on Writing Beyond the Sermon at Western Theological … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Brennan Manning

This morning, I was searching for the author of the quote “Evangelism is just one beggar telling another where to find bread.”  I had attributed it to “someone” in my Breathing Under Water – Part 10 post yesterday, and I … Continue reading

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