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A Cloak of Perfection

This blog now  hosts more than 640 posts.  I’m re-blogging this post from September 9, 2015  because it deals with our number #1 spiritual problem – the endless search for perfection. “All this preoccupation with your own imperfection is not humility, … Continue reading

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Letting Go for Lent – Fear of Failure

We are nearing the end of  the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter when Christians traditionally lament over their sins and then, in response, choose something to give up such as chocolate or Facebook or alcohol. The idea … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 4, “I’m Grateful for Vulnerability”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States is often more of a family holiday than a time to  reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock … Continue reading

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Writing and Vulnerability

I was reminded by someone recently that writing makes us vulnerable. It’s one thing to ruminate in your head, quite another to share those words anonymously, and even more threatening to put your name on the page – so that … Continue reading

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Who am I when my Body Fails Me? Someone Learning to Accept Powerlessness

Lately my husband and I have been nearly overwhelmed with health issues, some new and some longstanding. As I waded through these months (in very heavy boots), I learned some answers to the question this series asks:  Who am I … Continue reading

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Redeeming Time

An octagonal wood-framed clock hangs on a wall in my bedroom. I bought it for my mother long ago; when she died, I claimed it as my own.  Because it is hard to hang up, I don’t change this clock … Continue reading

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Keeping the Wolf From the Door

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I recently watched a short documentary on Vimeo,  Ken Burns: On Story, about the craft of storytelling. In it the filmmaker says, “We  have to keep the wolf from the door. We tell stories to continue ourselves. … Continue reading

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Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So!

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Mike Rowe has been the host of a  TV show called Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel for eight seasons.  That experience has profoundly changed his attitudes about success.  Recently he compared our perceptions of someone who doesn’t achieve the American dream … Continue reading

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