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The deeper yes

After counseling I thought I would be “better”- better at recognizing my emotions, recognizing my triggers, and better at knowing when I was falling into old habits and routines. Now most days, I believe I am “better.” I have a … Continue reading

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blessings to you

It is the end of the school year and as students clean out their lockers, hand in their final papers and take their final tests, there is a need for something more. One more conversation with the students in our … Continue reading

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seventeen

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ~C. S. Lewis  One of the sweetest parts of my life is that I can call someone “friend.” There … 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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rest and delivery

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and trust is your strength,     but you would have none of it.  You said, ‘No, we will flee on … Continue reading

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building princes

A friend and I began discussing the different princes portrayed in animated movies we watched as young children. I chuckled at the characters and the various traits each contained.  Some were gentle, some were strong, most were brave, all were … Continue reading

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Sing the good

I spent the morning talking with people who needed something from me.  Information, assistance, clarity, etc.  Each one needed something from me, I found myself tired by the time lunch came around.  If I had been offered to leave and go … Continue reading

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with and without

Henri Nouwen wrote, “Without prayer I become irritable, tired, heavy of heart, and I lose the Spirit who directs my attention to the needs of others instead of my own. Without prayer, my attention moves to my own preoccupation.  I … Continue reading

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artistry

My community if full of artists.  Some are closet artists, only showing their skill and gift to a select few, some make a living at it, proudly sharing their talents with others.  Either way, I have been so blessed by … Continue reading

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the next thing

Part of the process with living in a house under construction is that there is never a room that is untouched.  Each room has a light layer of plaster dust, clutter, piles of tools and items to be used in … Continue reading

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