Category Archives: Reflections

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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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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