Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lessons from a Cactus Plant

For many years one of my most beloved treasures has been a large cactus plant. Quite nondescript for most of the year, it burst into a riot of color in late November and early December. It had so many blossoms … Continue reading

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Being the Church

Recently I read an article in the March issue of Christianity Today that made me want to stand up, throw my hat in the air, and holler AMEN!”  In an excerpt from his book The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher says: … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“What is thinking? It is the activity of searching out what must be true, or cannot be true, in light of given facts or assumptions. It extends the information we have and enables us to see the larger picture, both clearly … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Friendship

Gregg was a precocious thinker, a born leader, a mature writer, and an “old soul.”  He was in the seventh grade during my first year of teaching. I tried to match his thought processes; he worked on perfecting sentences. We worked together … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – A Living Letter (II Cor. 3: 2-3)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, Paul describes how our lives … Continue reading

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Random Observations

Sometimes the ironies and irrationalities of life are to hard pass by. This post is a collection of observations that I can’t seem to let go of. I was taught that reading fiction requires “suspending our disbelief.”  Today we have … Continue reading

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Brilliant Mind; Fiery Heart

This blog now contains nearly 620 posts.  I am  re-posting this slightly revised blog from November, 2015 on Easter Sunday because a brilliant mind and a fiery heart are both requirements for “resurrection living.“ There they all were, more than a … Continue reading

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Becoming “Bridge People”

Twenty-six years ago, when I married my African-American husband, I had no idea how hard it would be for us to communicate. We were as different as we could be: racially, socially, educationally, and personally. He is a big picture … Continue reading

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