Monthly Archives: July 2018

God’s Gift: Craftsmanship and Artistry

One of my favorite PBS shows is A Craftsman’s Legacy. After a devastating health crisis in the late  ‘9o’s, the host, Eric Gorges, a self-confessed IT nerd, walked away from a lucrative corporate career for good. He sought out Ron Fournier … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life – by Guest Blogger, Carol McGeehan

Guest blogger Carol McGeehan shares what she has learned about the changing seasons of life. I soon will be 70, and I’ve been thinking about how my purpose in life has changed over the years with each new “season” in … Continue reading

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Twilight Time

The sun is slowly fading. The sky is still pale blue, but the skyline is streaked with shades of pink. White puffs of clouds drift in and out of the colors. Lyrics from an aging song (1958) by the Platters float … Continue reading

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From my Reading

“In essence, shedding opens us to self-transformation. Paradox- ically, those of us who refuse such renewal will, sooner or later, be forced to undergo transformation anyway as a result of being broken or eroded by the world” (Mark Nepo, The Book … Continue reading

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Time Heals . . . if

No one has taught me more about healing and forgiveness than Henri Nouwen. His willingness to learn from his life experiences and to share his wisdom with the world is a living testament to the work of the Holy Spirit in … Continue reading

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Going Deeper – “Give it One More Year” (Luke 13: 6-9)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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. In this passage … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale . . . . and More

We are in  the midst of a sweltering heat wave. It is the morning of the 4th of July, and my husband wants to “get out.” I want to stay in! Stress from family relationships, angst over the political  atmosphere … Continue reading

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