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35 Years Strong

35 Years Strong

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of...

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My One Word for 2018

My One Word for 2018

*Blog Alert: This post exceeds "normal, suggested" blog word count and finding my one word has taken a little time. This post is straight from my heart and may take a little longer to read. My prayer is that somehow my processing helps you in some little way. Take...

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The Power of a Healthy Family

The Power of a Healthy Family

To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands...

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what that...

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The Power of Church

The Power of Church

[My heart can't let go of the tragedy that happened at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, TX. Their pain has given reason to pause. Today, I reflect on the power of church and ask that we continue to pray for these fine families who have lost so very much. I...

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Experience Sobremesa

Experience Sobremesa

A Visit to the Archives Summer. A time for sobremesa! Time to linger and lounge and laugh...all over a great meal. I loved this blog post the first time and so wanted to share it again—with hopes it encourages us all to experience renewed commitment to sobremesa!...

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Tear-stained Teabags

Tear-stained Teabags

  Yesterday a beloved sister in the faith announced her painful decision to divorce her husband of twenty-five years. Along with possibly thousands upon thousands reading the same email announcement, a state of shock and deep pain settled inside my heart. "Rob,...

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Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Words

I spent a weekend in Corolla, NC, with 82 remarkable women. Nestled in on ordinary hotel ballroom, we experienced a powerful heartlift. Individually and corporately. We had one goal: make Proverbs 4:23 come alive in our lives. We centered on three words: Above. All. Else.

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Holy Week 2017

Holy Week 2017

-Taken from the Archives, Lenten Thoughts from 2012. My Lenten Haiku: Lent strips the self bare A slow steady pace forward Fresh starts and clean slates I woke up yesterday morning before dawn. Primarily because my husband had to be at work very early. Usually, his...

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