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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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Going Deeper – “King of the Mountain” (Habakkuk 3: 17-19)

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, the … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

When my younger son was an early teen, he often complained that his legs hurt. This was a serious problem because his life revolved around basketball. The doctor said these were growing pains and that as he got older, they would … Continue reading

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Day Break

I wake up slowly, sweeping away an early morning dream. I stretch my feet; the leg cramps slide away. I slowly get up and sit on the side of the bed. Tentatively, I check my “tennis elbow” arm;  yup, it still hurts. … Continue reading

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From My Reading

Re: Separating parents from children at the border:  “Dealing compassionately with strangers seems to be a minimal requirement for just leadership in the model set forth by God, a theme that carries into the New Testament, where Christ’s followers are taught … Continue reading

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