Monthly Archives: February 2012

Trading Rubber Plant Places

I wrote about the Rubber Plant Doctor in October of 2011. That story explains why I have three rubber plants in my living room. I hope you scroll back and read about it. Now it is four months later and … Continue reading

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Releasing What Is Gone

There is no doubt that aging involves loss. I have referenced processing loss as one of the essential ingredients to growing old gracefully. But how do we know when something is gone? There is, of course, the loss that cannot be … Continue reading

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Whose Wrinkled Arm Is This?

If someone were to ask me if I knew I was getting older I would say, “Of course.” In fact, I have given talks that include the perspective that our bodies are only designed for temporary use. We will all … Continue reading

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What to Say When There’s Nothing to Say

I received an email from a friend who is experiencing life altering medical symptoms and getting no clarity from a team of medical experts. This is part of my response: First of all, thank you for trusting me with your … Continue reading

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Leave Room for Mystery in Prayer

We have a web page now that brings up a page where a prayer request can be written, and with one click, it will reach someone who will pray and ask others to pray. I received an email this week … Continue reading

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Can This Machine Run?

Can you make this machine run? A friend advised me that a snow blower that I am trying to keep running might be beyond repair. “It is cheaply made,” he explained. I was surprised to hear this discouraging report because … Continue reading

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Let the Drum Beat

I attended a meeting this week where the now predictable comment on music in the church surfaced: “the drums are too loud.” I worshipped this morning at a service where the drumbeat was palpable, but the Spirit was so unleashed that … Continue reading

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Asking Good Questions

A friend recently asked, “What does it mean to call God personal?” I answered: For me it means hope. God is real in a way that makes Him knowable to me, even if that knowing is like a sliver from … Continue reading

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Letting God Get a Word In

We all have found ourselves in conversation with a person where we wonder if they will ever stop talking so we can get a word in. We are longing for dialogue but instead feel we are listening to a monologue. … Continue reading

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What Does He hold Together?

I have often been intrigued by the verse in Colossians 1:17 that references Jesus and says that in Him all things hold together. I understand it from a theological perspective and believe that there is a picture too big for … Continue reading

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