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I’m so Glad it’s You

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I Cooked It

I have been completely at ease simply confessing, “I don’t cook”. The universal response has been, “That’s OK. You don’t have to”. When I have a few friends for a meal I go to a Deli and after I follow … Continue reading

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The Altar is too Crowded

I confided to a friend that I am harboring a feeling of resentment toward someone. This friend responded with firm kindness, “You need to lay that on the altar”. I thought about this, struggling with the tension of knowing she … Continue reading

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Recognizing the “Hound of Heaven”

The “Hound of Heaven” is a well-known poem written by Frances Thomas more than a hundred years ago. It is long, which is important for those of us with faith through aging eyes.  I recommend reflectively reading the whole poem. … Continue reading

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Everyday Awe

A hospital visit today has prompted me to search my heart for what I take for granted. The friend I visited has been an active leader in the Senior Adult Ministry of our church. Health challenges have limited her participation … Continue reading

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Watch for the Yellow Arrow

It’s been more than six months since I walked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The path, even with the help of guidebooks that tell you what to expect is unpredictable .The distance is longer, the hills are steeper … Continue reading

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Silver Lining of Brutal Winter

I paid close attention as I heard unexpected words from my friend, “This has been a wonderful winter.” Those of you who live in southern Wisconsin will understand why I was so taken aback by this comment. I, myself, have … Continue reading

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