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“Kintsugied”

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in…Leonard Cohen Today, I was overcome with a fit of melancholy—regretting some of the avoidance techniques I used … Continue reading

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Is There No Balm in Gilead?

The prophet is in deep despair over the condition of his people. He cries out with deep emotion, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has not the health of the daughter of my people been restored?” Continue reading

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Where are the Tissues? Here’s the Box.

  I went to my writers’ group this week. I had nothing to share…my writing has been methodic, dry, dull, and shapeless. When I told them how I felt, they said to write about it. So I am. I prefer … Continue reading

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The More You Eat, the Hungrier You Get

Some time ago our pastor preached a series entitled, “Life in the Fast Lane.” It was about our need to establish margin in our lives so we can do the things that matter most. Jobs, relationships, social media, activities and … Continue reading

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Trust

God’s word for me this year is trust. As I looked up Scripture passages that contain that word, I found that most of them are in the Old Testament. A similar word found in the New Testament is “faith.” Trust … Continue reading

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The Whipping Post

I am hard on myself. I judge myself with too many oughts, shoulds and less-thans, especially when I’m in a new phase of life—the birth of a child, moving with boxes everywhere, illness, a new job, or a new age. … Continue reading

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Conducting the Great Story

Whenever a large group of singers raise their voices in some classical or inspirational song, I get chills and often cry. Last year I heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah during a practice session. It was a sound and … Continue reading

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