Author Archives: Jenny Gehman

From Carrying to Companioning

Dear One, What can you set down? A friend of mine was in a season of grief. She likened the weight of it to that of carrying an over-grown child in her arms. She was holding the heavy, and it became … Continue reading

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Cultivate Curiosity

Dear One, I was in a meeting last night. All was rolling along smoothly until we got to the point where several of us didn’t see eye to eye on a certain matter. I felt the cogs in the wheel … Continue reading

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Seed My Soul

Dear One, I wrote a column yesterday, titled: The Seed, the Sower, and the Soil. In it, I proposed: Sometimes we are the seed, planted by God in specific places to take root, grow, and bear much fruit. Sometimes we are the sower, planting … Continue reading

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Relent & Repent!

Dear One, This week will be different. This week I’m not so much giving you words, as I am asking for yours. Please. They’re needed. The goodbye’s have begun. Nineteen little bodies, two teachers, and one grief-stricken husband are being … Continue reading

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Undergird

Oh Dear One, It feels like we are coming apart at the seams, like a ship in a violent storm. Our nation, our world, pummeled by wave after battering wave.  Our moaning now exceeds that of the raging winds. I … Continue reading

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Each Day, Enough

Dear One, How do you live with something? A debilitation, a diagnosis, a disease. A situation or circumstance that’s difficult day in and day out? How do you deal? How do you live with it? In it? Through it?  A new friend of mine wanted to know. How do … Continue reading

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Turning Point

Dear One, I don’t walk many labyrinths. Mostly because my precious feet don’t appreciate it when I spend too much time on them. Therefore, I let my fingers do the walking😉. Literally. I bought a labyrinth on Etsy that allows for such … Continue reading

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Pre-occupied

Dear One, What are you preoccupied by these days? When I think of the word occupied, I think of a neon flashing light saying there’s no vacancy here. This suite, this seat, this space is taken.  Occupied means full.  Preoccupied means … Continue reading

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Flower Power

Dear One, I was talking to God the other morning about some conversations that left me feeling rather opposed (there’s a lot of those flying around, have you noticed?). It was nothing huge, but it got stuck in my spirit.  As I … Continue reading

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Course Correction

Dear One, I’m writing with a little course correction for us today, frankly because I need it myself. I’ve got a very ‘challenged’ sense of direction (thanks Dad!), and lately, my inner-alexa keeps repeating, “re-routing, re-routing, re-routing,” as she attempts … Continue reading

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