Category Archives: Living as Apprentices

Lenten Series, 2020 – Part 1: Let Go of Control

We are entering the season of Lent, a holy time when Christians focus on the meaning of the life and death of Jesus. This series of posts was first published in February/March, 2016. It focuses on the concept of “letting … Continue reading

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A Box Full of Darkness

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”  (Mary Oliver) “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) We all … Continue reading

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“I Figured it out by Myself!”

A few days ago, I told my husband the story of Jim, a literacy student I worked with decades ago.  It brought tears to my eyes -not for the first time.  I thought I had written a post about so … Continue reading

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Doubly Blessed

Note:  E-mail followers and LinkedIn members received this post last week. But for some reason it disappeared from the actual Word Press blog site. After a half hour of “back-and-forth-ing” in the Help Chat Room yesterday, the expert and I … Continue reading

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“I Have a Gift for You”

“Imagine that we could live each moment as a moment pregnant with new life. Imagine that we could live each day as a day full of promises. Imagine that we could walk through the new year always listening to the … Continue reading

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A Space for Grace

One of my  writing groups is focusing this month on revising an old piece to make it sharper and clearer and more cohesive – the best writing they are capable of. I picked a post from 2015. As I worked … Continue reading

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A View of Life as We Wish it to Be

This blog now contains 871 posts. Once in a while, I re-post a favorite of mine, hoping that it is, or will become, a favorite of yours.  This blog was first published on Nov. 22, 2017.  Merry Christmas! About a … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the Barnwood Builders

Recently I suggested that members of one of my writing groups choose a piece of writing from the past and try their hands at revising it. The idea was to make the writing sharper, more precise, more readable, and more … Continue reading

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