Monthly Archives: January 2017

40 days

I am going home for a visit in forty days. My boys have spring break during that time, I took the days off, so we will head east. I am looking forward to spending time with my folks, brother, and … Continue reading

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rise

I have been in counseling for a year now. I have learned how to be honest about the brokenness in my past. I have celebrated the healing I have experienced through Christ. I have been able to make plans for … Continue reading

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kneeling for broken bread

I have been binge-watching a few series lately. During a particular show a character knelt before the clergy to receive the bread for communion as part of the story line. A couple weeks ago, our church also celebrated communion. The … Continue reading

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goodness, gracious

Cherished people in my life have drawn lines that seem more like demarcation lines than declaring their point-of-views. I am often without words to respond to what feels like a dare to cross them. I know that as a believer, … Continue reading

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bathtubs

Over the years, I have been invited to visit homes that are beautifully built with custom work applied per the owners’ requests. Windows from floor to ceiling, unique designs, selected woods, wide balconies, you name it. The most common item … Continue reading

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mercy first

I spoke with a woman recently, who was angry and frustrated about her situation. At first, I laid out the boundaries of what could and could not be done to assist her. She shot down every option I offered and … Continue reading

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affliction and victory

This new year held such promise on December 31, 2016. It hadn’t been messed with or taken out of the box. It was full of hope, dreams, plans, anything was possible. Now, as we near the end of the second … Continue reading

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subterfuge

Recently someone accused me of subterfuge. I was taken aback by the accusation. I was not being deceptive, misleading, or trying to benefit from her lack of understanding. But it did make me think. The idea of intentionally keeping someone in … Continue reading

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snowflakes and avalances

Have you ever wondered why an avalanche happens? There is a change in the environment that causes a shift in the weight of the snow which triggers the snow to move. Once it begins to move it cannot stop and … Continue reading

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