Monthly Archives: March 2019

Open, close, in, out

One of my high school classmates celebrated her fiftieth birthday this week. She wrote a thoughtful and reflective post on social media, including a bittersweet memory of the loss of a junior high classmate. Many of those we went to … Continue reading

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Dancing on the outer rings

Most of my life I have felt like I have not quite fit with those around me. No, not the “square peg, round hole” kind of way, but more like the person who is on the edge of a group … Continue reading

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Grave robbing

I took a philosophy class the first semester after I became a believer. My professor was an Episcopalian priest, he was quirky, a bit of a challenge for me to dig into his approach to the subject matter. At one … Continue reading

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In my father’s house

I have been waking up in the middle of the night for weeks now. Usually at 3:33 am or 4:44 am. Occasionally the time is earlier, but the outcome is always the same. I will be awake for at least … Continue reading

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Promos and demos

This week and last have been emotionally draining. I have watched people on social media take things and make them into something they are not. I have watched as friendships seem to implode just by a few words posted for … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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In power /empower- a cautionary tale

There is a movement growing in society that tells women that they have power to tap into and use to “rise up”, “overcome”, “stand up”, “take over”, “breakthrough”, and “take charge.” I have seen book after book title calling for … Continue reading

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Subtlety

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God call the light “day” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was … Continue reading

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First and ten

I grew up in a family that spent a lot of time around the football (American) field. My dad was a high school coach; my earliest memories are of climbing around on the bleachers during the games. I attended almost … Continue reading

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Purging Sizes

About seven years ago I changed my food choices and in the process lost close to forty pounds. I felt fantastic, great energy, all the things people are told will happen when a person loses weight. I suddenly had to … Continue reading

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