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Embracing Revolution

“[Why] is preaching important? It develops an imagination adequate to embrace revolution” (Eugene Peterson in As Kingfishers Catch Fire, p 52). Does this Eugene Peterson quote fire your imagination?  Or at  least your question-making machine? What kind of preaching develops … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Solitude

“Discipline in sports is the concentrated effort to master the body so that it can obey the mind better. Discipline in the spiritual life is the concen- trated effort to create the space and time where God can become our … Continue reading

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Why Get out of Bed?

Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. I turn on my bedside radio and hear more of our president’s lies and mean-spirited insults. I picture Rep. Adam  Schiff’s weary face as he tries to keep the House Intelligence … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony – Beginning

The world is spinning – seemingly out of control.  Divergence not diversity is the theme. Lies trump truth. Pain and hurt, shame and guilt abound. Vile comments, pictures, and behaviors sear our souls. Violence and human misery cause our hearts … Continue reading

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The Table – By Robin Tucker, Guest Blogger

This week I am featuring posts by two members of my second writing group.  Robin Tucker is the co-founder of the group which meets at my apartment complex. The table is old, worn, and stained by time’s use. The food, … Continue reading

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Three Words – by Sally Hoekstra, Guest Blogger

Sally is a member of one of my writer’s groups and brings a heart of love and empathy to every piece she writes.  You will be blessed by her latest offering. Some days are meant for only three words, for that … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Telling Our Stories (Matt. 13: 11-14 MSG)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage, Jesus teaches us to tell … Continue reading

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The Spaces Between

I removed the glass plate from the microwave to wash it. Since I’m still as spatially challenged as I was the last time I washed it, I hoped that I could put it back without asking my husband to explain … Continue reading

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