Category Archives: Reflections

Look Closely

Dear One, What do you see when you look at me? This is a question I’ve been traveling with lately. One we all ask, even Jesus.(Matthew 16:13-17) What do you see when you look at me?It has great repercussions, this … Continue reading

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Help Me Up

Dear One, Hubby and I were chuckling the other day as he attempted to get up off the floor. He’s getting closer to the “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” stage of life. And while I tease him rather relentlessly about … Continue reading

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Draughts for Droughts

Dear One, This morning I sat silent before God.Parched. Reaching for my earbuds, I tuned into the sound of rain.And there I sat, soul stretched wide.Aching. Longing. Hoping for relief to come. “My soul is dry,” the Psalmist said. (Psalm 63:1)“Me, … Continue reading

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Let God Know

Dear One, Every now & again, someone will thank me for naming something they’re experiencing, but can’t find language for. This week a Psalmist has done that very thing for me. Check out the name of Psalm 102:  “A Prayer of an Afflicted Person Who … Continue reading

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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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Show Me (where it hurts).

Dear One, Our son was ten when my husband had his first and only sabbatical. We bought a VW Hippie Van and, on the last day of August, 2002, set out on a two-month road trip through America’s National Parks.  … Continue reading

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Set Things Right

Dear One, A few days ago I read the following about Jesus: “He’ll set everything right … What is bruised and bent, He will not break … He’ll steadily and firmly set things right.He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until He’s finished … Continue reading

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We insist you exist!

Dear One, As a child I’d occasionally find my Dad leaned full back in his recliner ‘resting his eyes’ in front of an old John Wayne western.  At some point in the show, a shoot-out would erupt between two cowboys … Continue reading

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Humans First

Dear One, Have you ever inserted yourself into a story … wondered what you would do / what role you would play if you had been there? Me and my active imagination do this, and for the past week the … 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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