Watching and Waiting

During Lent I read Henri Nouwen’s From Fear to Love: Lenten Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. As a result I’m thinking about the story in new ways and reading it in different versions of the Bible. I enjoy reading a variety of Bible translations because it gives a different perspective and an…

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Those People

During Lent I read Henri Nouwen’s From Fear to Love: Lenten Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It’s a small booklet, more like a pamphlet really, with short daily readings. If you can find a copy I highly recommend it. Over the next few posts I’ll share some of my own reflections on…

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We Are Better Together

I’m thinking about friends and faith and the extraordinary things that can happen when those come together. We really are better together. This story about friendship is told in three of the Gospels….Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In my opinion, the one in Luke is the better story. It’s found in Luke 5:17-26 and begins with…

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Disco Dance Party

silver disco ball

I love to dance! The only opportunity to be on a dance floor with others is the occasional wedding I attend. And when my daughters are with me, we’re out there together, singing the songs and dancing along…having a blast. So when I saw a disco dance party happening at a familiar venue nearby, I…

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There Is Hope

January is Spiritual Abuse Awareness month. Since 2020, when I began writing the story of my experience, I’ve learned more about spiritual abuse and its impact on those who’ve survived. We continue to see the headlines, watch the documentaries, and hear the heartbreaking stories of people affected by manipulative leaders and organizations. Fortunately, more people…

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It’s Complicated

After reading Hillary L. McBride’s Practices for Embodied Living: Experiencing the Wisdom of Your Body, I wished I’d already read her previous book called The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection Through Embodied Living. It’s now in my ever growing cue of what to read. I heard the author on a podcast…

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Looking Back at 2023

I look back at 2023 overflowing with gratitude. The year brought so many gifts: restored friendships, new experiences, a clearer understanding about what I want to do in the world, and lots of dreams came true. A few 2023 significant happenings: The Posts The year brought a deeper appreciation for my friends and a keen…

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The Longest Night

I don’t remember knowing about Winter Solstice until I was well into motherhood. I knew about the days that marked the change in seasons – but I didn’t learn about Winter Solstice and its celebrations, traditions, and legends as a child. The well-loved animated series called Little Bear first piqued my curiosity about Winter Solstice.…

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Make Room

We’re in the beginning days of Advent. It is here – this season of waiting and hoping and remembering. However we come into it, we are welcome to come just as we are. Somber, anxious, joyful or doubtful. Anticipating the coming weeks, or dreading them. However we come, we are invited to make room in…

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We’re Here

If I told you I was invited into someone’s home and that the host spoke to some of the guests around the table, but that a lot of the guests and I were ignored, what would you think about the host? What would you think about the unacknowledged guests? If I told you several women…

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