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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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Ordinary Days

As I woke up slowly that morning, coming out of the fog of some dream or another,  I puzzled over what day it might be.  When I remembered, I thought happily, “Oh, good. It’s just an ordinary day!” And that … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – A Living Letter (II Cor. 3: 2-3)

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, Paul describes how our lives … Continue reading

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2017 Lent – What Will We Live For? – Visible Presence

“Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed . . . . Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, get … Continue reading

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Lent 2017 – What Will We Live For? – Showing Mercy

“This Lent needs to be not what you will give up, but what you will live for. Not how you might demonstrate your piety, but how you might live in true obedience to God. Not what you will prove, but … Continue reading

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“An Age of Divorce”

This blog now contains more than 600 posts.  I am re-posting this blog from April 24, 2016 because the “divorce” Wendell Berry refers to is more painful than ever in 2017. ♦   ♦  ♦  ♦ “We all come from … Continue reading

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A Hard Life

“You have had a hard life,” she said. I deflected the comment. Later, musing in the early morning, I had to agree. I, like most people, have had a hard life. I have made bad choices. I have made choices influenced … Continue reading

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“The Audacity of Hope”

The following quote is from the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Barack Obama. It appeared in the January issue of The Sun magazine (January, 2017). In introductory comments on the address, The Sun editor commented, “America … Continue reading

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