Monthly Archives: June 2015

What Really Matters

Several years ago, as I walked toward my exercise class, I noticed a beautiful painting in a nearby thrift shop. Every day I stood in front of the painting, taking in its lush beauty. One day I decided to find … Continue reading

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Praying with II Corinthians 5

Use the questions below the scripture passages (II Corinthians 5: 17-20) to help you interact with God in prayer about being reconciled and taking on the role of Christ’s ambassador in your family, your work place, and in the community. … Continue reading

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“Prayers of the Eye”

“Once I was lying on the forest floor, trying to shoot a picture of a wild calypso orchid that waved above a thick mat of moss. I nudged my amazing macro lens to the right setting and was about to … Continue reading

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A Space for Grace

I knew something was different when I calmly said, “I guess I’ll have to go to the gas station after all.” I had taken on the task of vacuuming my car because for weeks my husband had ignored my hints … Continue reading

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Who am I when their Bodies Fail Them? – Guest Blog (Anonymous)

One day, out of the blue, four and a half years ago, I became what our family calls “the designated child.”  My parents were aging, yet still living in their huge home in Kentucky.  The news came to me via … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Romans 8:12-17

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage from Romans … Continue reading

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“Listen Deeply to Your Story”

Sr. Simone Campbell became a national figure — a bit of a religious rock star — as a face of the “Nuns on the Bus.” She is a lawyer and lobbyist in addition to being a nun, a poet, and … Continue reading

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My Blueberry Muffin Ministry

1 egg 1/2 C milk 1/4 C vegetable oil . . . The recipe is ingrained in my brain. It is my mother’s recipe for blueberry muffins.  I make these muffins nearly every day. I get the bowls, spoons, measuring … Continue reading

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