Tag Archives: 2020 quarantine

The Grit & Grace of Gratitude

Dear One, This time last year, a friend of mine from CA wrote a mini-series on the theme of gratitude and published it on her Instagram page. Soon after, 2020 rolled (or shall we say roared) in and … She got Covid (incapacitated … Continue reading

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You First

Dear One, Have you ever prayed/hoped for healing and wondered why it didn’t come, only to later realize you were to be an active participant in bringing it about? I have. And I find myself experiencing it right this minute in … Continue reading

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Choose to Refuse

Dear One, I was reading in Luke 10 the other day. Jesus had gathered his disciples together to offer some instructions before sending them out. I was struck by this in particular:  “Once you enter a house, speak to the people there … Continue reading

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Be Like Rain

Dear One, I’ve been thinking about rain. While I typically think of rain as water falling from the skies, its definition is as broad as: “a large quantity of anything falling rapidly or in quick succession.” As in, a rain of abuse. Those of … Continue reading

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Leave the Timing

Dear One, This week an article appeared in the Washington Post about a house for sale. A house that’s provided refuge for more than 56,000 people from approximately 170 countries over the past 50 years. A house that Hubby and I were … Continue reading

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Do What Matters Most

Dear One, I’m a morning person but there was a day, years ago now, when I rolled out of bed only to feel every last ounce of my reserves literally drain from my body. I had no way to retrieve … Continue reading

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The Truth of the Matter

Dear One, This morning, I saw something about myself I didn’t very much like. These things happen when you’re healing, amen?  I grew up watching the 1970’s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Have you seen it? Jeannie was a genie who materialized only to … Continue reading

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Bow to Begin

Dear One, Each week I gather around a virtual kitchen table with women from the world over, and we talk about fairy tales. It’s magical! The other week we were deep into a Japanese tale. All along her harrowing journey, … Continue reading

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Mighty in the Middle

Dear One, I was praying for a friend this morning when this request left my lips:Be mighty in the middle.   My friend’s husband is in the hospital with kidney disease, heart disease, and now cancer. In addition to supporting him, she’s … Continue reading

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Remember When

Dear One, Remember when? Remember when: You left your house? You hugged your friends? You wore pants to work ;)? Remember when we used to gather in person, and zoom was just the word that followed Nike on the shoes that fast people wore? … Continue reading

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