Tag Archives: Jesus

When You Don’t Get What You Deserve

I met a friend for coffee in the middle of the week, snatched an hour before afternoon carpool to catch up. And we had a lot of it, catching up. A wedding, two teenage car accidents between us and leaving … Continue reading

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When You Are Desperate For An Answer

I brush my daughter’s arm with my hand while we’re sitting in church, our eyes meet and she knows what I’m saying without words. Stop playing with your hair, its distracting me from the sermon. I’m hanging on to every … Continue reading

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On Manhood: A Letter To My Son

As we focus on the inauguration of our President and a holiday set aside for Martin Luther King Jr., a man representing courage, I’m thinking about leadership and what it means for me, to parent my boy into a man.  … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Hunch

Singing to the words on the overhead screen, Murielle leans over and whispers, “This song reminds me of our church in Phoenix.” That was over ten years ago. She took me back to her six year old self in a … Continue reading

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When One Resolution Is All You Need

It’s still dark outside. I’m the only one awake in the stillness. Huddled here, writing under the glow of twinkle lights before they return to the attic on Epiphany. The distant growl of the garbage truck sleuthing through the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Choosing a Word to Welcome the New Year

I’m already seeing it around the web, people choosing one word to lean on as a theme for the New Year. I couldn’t choose one last year. Now I know why. If I had to describe 2012 in one word … Continue reading

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From My House to Yours

When words are few and  hearts full, we sit with laps overflowing joy over what the Lord has done, turning the pages of days one by one. Sometimes we don’t need words to tell the story, our eyes glance upon … Continue reading

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Crazy to the World

It’s our last week exploring the question, “How do we walk out our faith in the midst of pain, suffering, disappointment, and loneliness,” with a book club discussion on Thursday on the final chapter of Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. Today it’s my … Continue reading

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Because You Can’t Make Miracles Happen, They Just Do

We scooted into the two empty chairs in front of the end cap with Christmas doggy chews and portable dog baths. Under the red furry stocking hanging from the ceiling big enough for a puppy to fit inside. At least … Continue reading

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Preparing for Promise

I’m in the nesting stage of the last trimester but I’m not pregnant. Cleaning all the nooks and crannies, washing rugs and chair covers, rearranging items on shelves in preparation for what I can’t put my finger on. My husband … Continue reading

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