Responding

Responding

If I told you how many emails are sitting in my inbox right now, it’s entirely possible your opinion of me may shake a bit. Some are news and health articles waiting to be read. Some have been answered but I’m not sure where to file them. A few await a response. I’m...
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Acceptance

In a slow reading of Luke 2, the words “She was thoroughly shaken” catch my attention. It might be because I feel compassion for a young girl who hasn’t experienced much in the way of sorrow and suffering. I wonder what that was like for her? But perhaps it’s because...
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Longing

About 10 years ago I really started struggling with the month of December, and Christmas in particular. Christmas songs didn’t spread joy in my heart, they created an ache. The sheer nostalgia of the words, the slight melancholy feel of the music over against the...
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Waiting

Recently I joined a new prayer group. I committed for several reasons, the most passionate being I want to move beyond what I know into “more.” Prayer had begun to feel like tracks worn and hollowed from use. Something fresh was in order. At the close of the second...