Monthly Archives: March 2018

all we need

Tonight many people will gather at their houses of worship to remember the Last Supper shared by Jesus and His disciples just hours before He was betrayed. Hymns and choruses will be sung, prayers will be spoken, and a sense … Continue reading

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if, then

It has been easy to forget this is Passion Week and we are less than 48 hours from Good Friday. I found myself re-reading John 15, some of the last teaching Jesus would give the disciples before going to the Cross. He … Continue reading

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It’s not over yet

In the morning when I wake up, I find myself assessing what hurts and what doesn’t hurt. I have been battling chronic issues for over a year now and each week seems to add another layer to the process. I … Continue reading

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Refunds and returns

My junior year in college I was engaged. As the wedding date came closer, many people started to give me bridal shower and wedding presents. I dutifully opened them and wrote my thank you notes, looking forward to using them … Continue reading

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artistry

I had the chance to go to the Art Institute while I was visiting family in Illinois. Of all the museums in Chicago, it is my favorite. The visitors treated each gallery much like a sacred space, silently taking in … Continue reading

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what is and what will be

I am entering the last few weeks of being the mom of a high school student. After May, I will have closed the chapter on sports, meetings, ceremonies, and papers to sign for consent. My sons will be out in … Continue reading

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The women

I arrived at my folks’ house last night around 6:30 p.m. after driving for nearly twelve hours through five states. It was wonderful to walk in their back door and holler, “Hello,” and be greeted by a whooping sound as … Continue reading

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Mowing the lawn

I really enjoy doing manual tasks around the house. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, cutting the grass, basically anything that shows progress and completion. I want the satisfaction of putting a checkmark next to the item on my To-Do List. Day-to-day life … Continue reading

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classic tunes

I recently learned that the classic rock station I listened to in my teens is changing its format to contemporary Christian music. I found myself thinking back to all the memories I made while listening to music from The Who, … Continue reading

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more than

The battle is long sometimes. Tedious, exhausting, even aggravating to walk through day-to-day. We do not have the ability to separate the troubles from the inconveniences when we are exhausted. It feels more like we are being given greater and … Continue reading

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