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Feed My Sheep

In my last post, I shared that I had recently done a deep dive into the statistics associated with this blog. One thing I learned was that within the last week or two 17 people had read the following post … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

Usually, I collect the thoughts of others that inspire me into a monthly post called From my Reading. This one from Frederick Buechner is so stunning I couldn’t wait to use it. If only someone had shared this “object lesson” … Continue reading

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From My Reading, July

“When Jesus took the bread and said, “This is my body which is broken for you” (1 Corinthians 11:24), it’s hard to believe that even in his wildest dreams he foresaw the tragic and ludicrous brokenness of the Church as … Continue reading

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Simple Can Be Spectacular

This piece was first posted on May 5, 2018. Since COVID-19, the tulips have faithfully bloomed but the celebration of Tulip Time a nationally known event, has dwindled. In 2021, it arose again, bringing thousands of people ready to rejoice … Continue reading

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Solidarity – Part 3

I have written two posts about my interactions (battles) with the neighbor in the apartment above me. The idea was to encourage solidarity with others in our bitter world (Part 1) and to share the concept that solidarity starts with … Continue reading

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Solidarity – Part 2

God brings his image to perfection in us slowly, offering a thousand small ways to follow Christ in solidarity with our neighbors. Let us, then, give our all to human hearts to God and to one another” (Sister Dominic Mary … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: Ephesians 3: 14-19

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. Use this pattern of Bible study to go deeper into Paul’s prayer in Ephesians … Continue reading

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Life as it is Now

                                                           Yesterday I woke up at 4:30 a.m. from a very weird dream, missing my husband, who died less than a year ago, dreadfully. My habit when I had an awful dream was to spill it all out to Fred … Continue reading

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