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Looking

The war had only been over for about a year when we arrived in Kosovo. Roads riddled with deep holes made driving a slow, jarring process. Houses gutted by mortar shells stood silent, dark, and halfway abandoned. No electric streetlights brightened the night. Cars and...
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Uprooting

“One dark night…I went out,” begins the chapter called, “There is Somewhere to Go.”* I read the words and felt relief. Encounters with God don’t leave us standing on the journey road in the same place where we were. Those meetings shift us, move us…uproot us from the...
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Loving

O Lord, you are so good to the soul who seeks you, what must you be to the one who finds you? –Bernard of Clairvoux I read this quote and want to sink into both phrases. If I count the ways God has been good to me in the seeking, more pictures come than words. Times...
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Risking

Risk and risking seem like such adventurous words to me. Cliff Jumping, mountain hikes, hanging off a boat…they all bring a visceral sense of risk. They also conjure up images of escape. All those high adrenaline gambles sometimes help me escape from reality. Not all...
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Wonder

She told me to go back and do it again. I had already done the exercise once and was fairly surprised at where I landed. It was a “stuck” place for me that I was sort of aware of, but not really. The idea was to put myself into the story of Mary and Joseph as they...