Tag Archives: 2020 quarantine

Canopy of Kindness

Dear One, Sometimes it’s just plain hard. Sometimes the world isn’t nice. Sometimes we hear harsh words. Face harsh realities. I felt some of that this week.   In Psalm 5, David is feeling it, too. He’s in distress. Groaning. Sighing. Crying … Continue reading

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Discerning returning

Lancaster county is now in the green phase and most churches around us are worshiping in their buildings, but we’re not. Church council and Ministry team have met 3 times since June 4 to discern when God wants us to … Continue reading

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Treasures in heaven

After Jesus rose from the dead he gave the disciples and the church the great commission. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples … Continue reading

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Facing Life

Dear One, Pssssst. Over here. Come closer.Shhhhh. Lean in now. I have a secret to tell you.Something I’ve learned.The secret of facing life … I wonder how many beatings, jailings & shipwrecks the Apostle Paul endured before penning such words. I wonder … Continue reading

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Be Brave!

Dear One, What’s the difference between courage and bravery?This is the question that emerged, unbidden, in my Zoom call last Monday. I was with a group of lovelies engaging in our weekly practice of Examen when, after naming the people & projects I … Continue reading

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Heart & Soul

Dear One, I feel like someone hit the pause button on my life. Like I’m playing a childhood game of freeze tag and am waiting, still as stone, for one to run and rescue me with the slightest touch. But … Continue reading

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In Your Hands

Dear One, The Spirit had a word for me this morning. It was one of the ‘speak the truth in love’ variety. Ever had one of those? Accurate, but a tough pill to swallow. The word was miserly. Miserly: adj. especially marked … Continue reading

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Call to Mind

Dear One, In last week’s letter I mentioned spiritual practices that ground and keep us in these unprecedented times. Today, I offer one of mine: Call to Mind. I found this little gem in the middle of a small book with some very … Continue reading

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Looking for signs

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is … Continue reading

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Patient Endurance

Dear One, I’ve been feeling like Mrs. Noah lately. I referenced the Ark in last week’s letter. At the time I pictured it being a place of safety & refuge, which of course it was, but this week I’m feeling the other … Continue reading

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