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Lent

Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, a thick layer of snow covered ground that had shown signs of spring. The first and dust are covered by a clean white blanket, as if it had never been there in the first place. Ash Wednesday was a day to be reminded of our depravity and frailty. With ash a cross is… Read More Lent

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To Wake Up Singing

My daughter wakes up singing. Sometimes, if I’m up moving around, I’ll sit outside her door and listen and pray. The other morning I crept carefully past her room with my devotional so I wouldn’t wake her up when I heard the singing. “Oh He loves us! He loves us oh. He loves us with… Read More To Wake Up Singing

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Why I write

  To the women in my life, You are why I write. From birth I saw your faces before me, through childhood and adulthood you have been here. Present: shaping  and forming me. When I married, you stood beside me and behind me and all around me. Through marriage I gained more beautiful and strong… Read More Why I write

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What Church is For

What Church is For These stupid gum wrappers give you a truth or a dare to do. I generally don’t follow the direction of random gum wrappers, but one made me laugh. It asked what your worst fashion moment was, and I thought of an outfit I wore a couple of Easter’s ago to church.… Read More What Church is For

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Soul Shaping Books

I LOVE to read. I don’t have enough time and have admittedly spent more time in “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and “Uni the Unicorn” the last four years than anything else, but I still try to squeeze in time now and then. I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite books, the ones I… Read More Soul Shaping Books