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Birthday Weekend

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I had a great birthday weekend! My birthday won’t be over the weekend again for a while, so I wanted to make the most of it. On Friday night, my friend Sara and I hung out by the river and … Continue reading

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Moving On: Home At Last

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Hope begins in the dark; the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. – Anne Lamott Looking at pictures from last summer makes me a little uncomfortable. Underneath … Continue reading

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Alive in Disappointment

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So what we are saying is this: you have no guarantees, but dream anyway. You will hurt more if it doesn’t work out, but your laugh will have a more rapt quality to it. You’ll feel the sting, but your … Continue reading

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Chasing Rainbows

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Rainbows are still popping up around here with surprising frequency. They keep appearing in the evening, after work, while I’m out and about. The first few caught me by surprise. But yesterday, I was almost home from work and errands … Continue reading

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Hope and Possibility

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rainbow I witnessed yesterday evening I feel more hopeful than I have in a long time. For years, I’ve been in a kind of stasis. Even as I’ve changed a lot on the inside, I’ve felt like I’m standing still … Continue reading

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Benediction

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At the Pentecostal church where I grew up, we didn’t have benedictions at the end of service. The practice of benediction came into my life when I became a Presbyterian, and I’ve loved it from the beginning. I loved singing … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Failure

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Like Anna in Frozen, much of my adulthood has been a series of doors in my face. Apparently God’s personal plan for me revolves around learning to deal graciously with disappointment and failure. For most of my life, the fear … Continue reading

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Jewelry Stories: My Hope Ring

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My favorite thing about jewelry is its history and meaning. Even when you buy it for yourself, it’s often to celebrate an occasion. In this new series, I’ll tell the stories of some of my most meaningful jewelry! The logical … Continue reading

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The Redemption of the King

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The book of I Samuel has always been one of my favorites in the Bible – I’ve read it many, many times. I love Hannah the mother of Samuel, and the entire story of David. I recently revisited I Samuel … Continue reading

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Good Friday

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We Christians are supposed to spend Good Friday dwelling on how much Jesus suffered to cleanse us from our sins. Yes, His suffering was immeasurable, but we often lose sight of why He went through it – “for the joy … Continue reading

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