Author Archives: Jenny Gehman

Pave the Way

Dear One, It’s not always easy to get to where we’re going, is it? There are bumps in the road, potholes and all kinds of pain. Not to mention delays, detours and diversions in which we lose our way. I … Continue reading

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Offer Empty

Dear One, Yesterday, a friend was telling me about her training to be a spiritual director. “It’s about me getting out of the way,” she said. “This is about what God is doing, not me.” Do you know how difficult it can be to … Continue reading

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Resurrected Hope

Dear One, I wasn’t going to write about this today. I went back to my October 2018 journal in search of something I’d written regarding empty jars and abundant oil, but I found the following instead. And oh, how it’s … Continue reading

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Sow.Your.Seed!

Dear One, “Sow.Your.Seed!” So said the wise man, Solomon in Ecclesiastes 11:6. But I resist his wisdom.  Last week I didn’t want to sow my seed. I wanted to protect it. I wanted to hold it, not release it. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Follow the Way of Love

Dear One, I was feeling rather trapped recently, stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place, and could simply see no way forward. My prayers became cries of: Make a way! Show me the way! Open a way! Like the … Continue reading

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Circle Me, Lord

Dear One, When I was in the sixth grade I took a required home-economics class. I remember making a macrame plant-hanger (hello 1970’s!) and crocheting a poncho, handbag & hat – along with way too many red, white & blue … Continue reading

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Grace Pace

Dear One, The heart of my sweet and strong Mama went into A-fib (Atrial fibrillation) this past week which means it had an erratic rhythm. When this happens, her heart’s two upper chambers beat chaotically and irregularly — out of … Continue reading

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Of Mountains & Molehills

Dear One, Have you ever made something that’s hard, harder still? I sure have. In our home, knowing our tendencies to do this very thing, we ask ourselves a question. When faced with the hard, we acknowledge and name it. … Continue reading

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Do Your Work!

Dear One, Do your work!The message came through to me loud and clear, and no, it wasn’t issued from my 2nd grade teacher.  It was just days ago, Ash Wednesday to be exact, and I was participating in an online … Continue reading

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From Grit to Grace

Dear One, How do you get through what you’re going through? By grit or by grace?  The Apostle Paul prayed for his people: “We pray you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul –not the grim strength … Continue reading

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