Category Archives: Reflections

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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Safe church policy

Attached is the safe church policy for our congregation.

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Love Reaches

Dear One, When Jesus walked this earth He had a habit of using everyday objects as tools to teach important truths. This week His tool of choice for me was a measuring tape. Given that He was a carpenter, I figure this … Continue reading

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Hush Now.

Dear One, The disciples were in a boat on the lake when their “storm formed” (Mark 4:35-41). How about you?What little piece of life were you going about when your “storm formed?” Maybe you saw it brewing, looming, gathering strength … Continue reading

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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.   InĀ 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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