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Finding the Dance Within —a Morning Ritual

Finding the Dance Within —a Morning Ritual

I’ve been thinking about things that contribute to the grace and creativity and joy of a life or family or community, that allows it to thrive, to become beautiful and uniquely its own in this time and place in the world. In my own experience, the movement—Grace,...
I Can’t. But God.

I Can’t. But God.

Two more days till we drive up north. The leaves are changing colors, it will be gorgeous. The air has suddenly turned crisp. The furnace is on. Pack sweaters! Four more days till the wedding. It has been a wonder-filled, winsome time preparing my words to officiate....
Haiku On A Fall Day

Haiku On A Fall Day

Red sweatshirt on girl Red winged blackbird flying free Red barge heading out Red roof on beach house Red motorcycle on path Red car passing by Red leaves hang from branch Green leaves turning yellow-orange We all start...
On Getting Married, Geese and Grace

On Getting Married, Geese and Grace

I’ve just returned from Arizona. I went to surprise my niece for her Bridal Shower Reception. I love surprises. (I kind of gave it away though by posting a picture of me at the airport.) I’m home now, (in bed, actually, I caught a bug. But!) I have had time to reflect...
I Just Love Surprises!

I Just Love Surprises!

Whenever we prepared to get on an airplane, my mom used to pray, “May God send His angels concerning you and protect you in all your ways.” Now my sister says the prayer. Little did I know, though, all the ways that prayer could be answered. I was flying to Tucson to...
Miss Fannie and Mr Sam

Miss Fannie and Mr Sam

I had it written in my devotional that this is the day we brought Fannie home in 2018. Mr. Sam had cancer and Todd was worried about me losing him so he found a puppy. To distract me? Mr. Sam lived six more months. It was like having a baby and an aging parent in the...
Wait! What If?

Wait! What If?

Wait! What if love is Food? What if love is Wine? What if love is a Lifeboat in waters too deep? As if I had been too preoccupied previously, Love spoke up. “I am the Bread of life, I am the Cup of Grace. “I have saved you in the storm. I have renewed you—mind, body...
What Love Is Or Isn’t

What Love Is Or Isn’t

“What is love? How would you answer that?” I asked my husband on Saturday night at 8:43 PM after he’d watch a great storm roll in from the front porch with our dog while the cat was hiding. I’d no idea where the cat was but she had a mouse trapped earlier, I knew she...
Whose Story Is It?

Whose Story Is It?

It was just an ordinary morning filled with extraordinary little moments. That happens when I step out of myself and into the flow of the day, heart full of God’s Word, eyes and ears open, watching, listening. If there hadn’t been a lakefront full of smelly dead fish...
Unexpected Guests

Unexpected Guests

Have you ever had an unexpected guest travel along side you as you take a walk—-in front, behind, above, beside and bop you on the head kind of guest? Funny Monarch. Nature’s tinker bell, spiritual symbol, life’s reminder of hope sometimes knows it has to stick around...

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