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Becoming Michelle Obama

Many months ago, before the book was even published, I put a hold on  Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, at my public library. This week, it was finally my turn be immersed in one of the best autobiographies I have ever … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Miracle. It is badly identified when it is thought to mean that which we don’t understand.  That’s the popular way the word is used, but it’s not the Christian way. . . Miracle, through the biblical tradition, is not what … Continue reading

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A Dream Deferred – The Gift of Granddaughters, by an anonymous blogger

We all have dreams – work we want to do, influence we’d like to have, places we’d love to see, children we’d love to raise, people we’d like to meet . . .  Sometimes these dreams come true; sometimes they don’t. … Continue reading

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Transformed Lives Transforming the World – “Every Step an Arrival”

“Holy habits deepen into fixed patterns of life. We experience a growing preponderance of right actions flowing from a right heart” (Richard Foster in Streams of Living Water).  This powerful quote from a major figure in the revival of the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Devotional: Being with God

In her book Firstlight, Sue Monk Kidd relates this charming story: “One evening as I sat in the rocker working on a piece of needlepoint, I got one of those feelings of being watched.  Looking up, I saw my five-year-old … Continue reading

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A Dream Deferred – And the Years Flew, by Guest Blogger Robin Tucker

We all have dreams – work we want to do, influence we’d like to have, places we’d love to see, children we’d love to raise, people we’d like to meet . . .  Sometimes these dreams come true; sometimes they … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back – Resilience

For the last month my husband has been critically ill.  I have become a nurse.  Wellness is not only the main topic in our home, it has become the main topic of most e-mails and phone calls from family and … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Jesus says: ‘You have a home . . . I am your home . . . claim me as your home . . . you will find it to be the intimate place where I have found my home . … Continue reading

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