Category Archives: reflections

Presumed strength

Years ago, my mom was hosting an extended family meal and needed serving tongs for a couple dishes. As the meal progressed and the dishes were passed around the table, the plastic tongs cracked or broke, one by one, under … Continue reading

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free to look

I received a spam email yesterday with the tag line of “It’s free to look” under the sender’s address. I immediately deleted it, I knew it was nothing I needed. More importantly, the teaser made me want to wash my … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue

It’s here, it’s finally here. Christmas has come. I woke to find snow covering the ground, the animals were still huddled together in the beds for warmth in the stillness of the dawn. It was peaceful, gentle, and magical. As … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

This time of year is difficult for a number of my friends. They struggle with memories of loved ones who have passed away. Others struggle with a table that will have one less person due to a broken relationship. People … Continue reading

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Luke 2- It is finished

The text of Luke 2 will be read this coming weekend in thousands of churches around the world. This portion of Scripture is one of my dearest. Growing up it was read at each Christmas Eve before dinner, before presents, … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .

There are only three weeks until Christmas Day. The snow is no where to be found and the temperature this morning was 61 degrees. It’s hard to imagine the postcard images of snow covered pine trees and ice skaters skimming … Continue reading

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Regem angelorum

I realize Thanksgiving is barely in the rearview mirror, but my heart is already looking toward the next holiday. I cannot explain the transition of Thanksgiving into Christmas, I think it has a lot to do with my family. We … Continue reading

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tenacious truth

As a young girl I would often study the pictures hanging in my grandparents’ homes. Some were of family members taken years ago, when they were young. Others were aerial photos of their family farms where they grew up. But … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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washing dishes

When I was a young girl it was my task to set the table at my grandma’s house for any family function. I learned the proper placement for all the utensils, glasses, plates, etc. When the meal was finished it … Continue reading

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