Category Archives: Reflections

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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The Nephilim

The Nephilim are mentioned twice throughout scripture. The first time is in Genesis 6. The introduction of the Nephilim leads to the story of Noah and the flood that destroys life on earth. The way that scripture is interpreted, the … Continue reading

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