Posts tagged July 2018
Undeserved Election

Why are we so bothered by the word elect, when we spend so much of our actual lives waiting to be elected? We wait to be picked for a team in grade school. We wait for an invitation to the prom. We sit through interview after interview before we get a job and feel incomplete…

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In The Ring

My husband sometimes watches college wrestling on TV. He enjoys it. He understands it. He wrestled in high school and college. I rarely watch with him. I don’t understand it and I don’t enjoy it. That’s sometimes how I feel about life. It’s like a wrestling match or a fight. There are so many “hards” swirling around me. I don’t enjoy it…

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Saturated with the Sacred

On this ordinary Tuesday, as I glanced through Facebook, this phrase stopped me, saturated with the sacred. My thoughts went back to last September as my sisters and I gathered around Mom's bed. Her eyes were closed, her breathing shallow, our hands holding hers. We prayed, we sang, we told stories…

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Be Still

Sue Tell continues to share from her blog, Echoes of Grace, and takes on some of my favorite scriptures and topics. Often as I read, I think she is living a life similar to mine. I like her thoughts on scheduling white space in our calendars to give us wiggle room, recognizing the sacred in ordinary places…

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Choose

My key word in 2017 was rest. As December was winding down, I began to pray, asking God what He would select for my 2018 word. The answer came before I said “Amen”. After pondering for a few weeks, “did I hear correctly?”…

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Our Fallen Community

Whenever our family talks about taking a trip to Disney World, my husband reminds us, “A trip to Disney isn’t complete until everyone is in tears—even the grown-ups.” We laugh because it’s true. A place that’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth ends up bringing us all to tears…

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Created for Community

Whenever I share a photo of my kids on social media, inevitably, someone will comment about one of my sons, “He’s a mini you!” They might point out how we both have deep dark eyes, or similar facial features, or the same hair color. That’s because, as my son, he images me in some way…

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Community

Do you feel alone, lonely, forgotten, outside of the main stream of relationships? Social media seems designed to stir up all of those feelings as friends post pictures of their perfect families, exciting parties, amazing vacations and beautiful friendships…

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