Knowing God

Mercy Invites Dignity & Redemption

We just passed the half-way point of our Heart Cleanse that I might be renaming Soul-Cleanse because that’s what seems to be going on. Something deep at a soul level is happening. A levity has entered our sphere. “Have you been doing our little cleanse thing?” I ask Snopes. “In my head,” she replies. I […]

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To be, or not to be – Afraid

What is it with fear? This weekend, I went to the movies with my two oldest kids. Shocker of all shockers – we were early! Which means we got to see the trailers. All was fun and fine until my daughter turned to me and said, “Don’t watch this!” Hilarious that she’s telling me to […]

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Love Reminders

As February has drawn to an end and we say good-by to our shortest month of the year – the only month that sets aside it’s middle day to celebrate love – here are a few thoughts on love that I find myself contemplating. After a week of congressional hearings, historic diplomatic talks and loads […]

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A Peek Behind the Veil

…I couldn’t help but catch glimpses of what I know to be true in every situation (happy or sad) God goes before, behind, beside, above and below us all day, every day. And He is good. Little peeks behind the veil started to reveal themselves.

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30 Shades of Gratitude, Lysa TerKeurst & a focus shift

There’s probably a reason Thanksgiving is before Christmas – to help us focus (with gratitude) on all we already have rather than on what we could, would or should have. “I had a professor once who asked each person in our class to say something that they were thankful for, ” Snopes said while we […]

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Contemplating Joy – today, before the holidays

In the very near future Christmas songs will be filling the airwaves in the same way holiday decor has hit the retail aisles (why so early?!) In the malls, on the radio, at school recitals, through churches across the globe, songs about peace and hope will be sung. Peace, hope and JOY. It seems we […]

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Can Truth Inform Life’s Overwhelming Circumstances

“This time last year…” started a conversation with a friend I bumped into last weekend at a wedding celebration. He & his wife are long-time friends – back in the days when we really didn’t have a care in the world. It might have felt like we did, but gosh did we ever burn the […]

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An Interruption

This week has been exceptionally difficult for a few families in our neck of the woods. Unexpected and sudden tragedy entered the picture. And relationships were interrupted. For one family, very regular plans for twin brothers enjoying their last summer with friends before entering college when tragedy intervened. The kids had been playing a game, […]

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Carpool Messaging

Carpool heaven. We’ve gone for years without a dog. Which for those who know our story has been hard, but right. I’m an animal lover who brought everything home to be a pet. And I always thought I’d have horses and cats and dogs – but my path didn’t lead that way. So we were […]

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