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The mercy of not knowing the future

Turning into the parking lot at the strip mall, I noticed a woman holding the hand of a young man, walking towards an area where they were about to cross. I could have driven through before they reached… Read More

Heaven = Shame : At least that’s what I thought

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18 When I was a kid,… Read More

How my garden grows : Lessons in patience

When we moved into our home a year and a half ago, the two raised planters in the backyard had various herbs and vegetables growing in it. Through the first few months, as we were settling in, we… Read More

When I want to be anywhere but here

Anywhere but here. That’s what I said to myself all last week. After a wonderful vacation, going back to work was assaulting. I was exhausted after arriving home a day later than expected, a cancelled flight robbing me… Read More

How to lead with a strong hand and a gentle touch

It’s the strong hand, not the weak one that must learn to be gentle. (Gary Thomas) I don’t often write about my job here. But for this post, I think it’s important to understand what I do and… Read More

A word to start our week : Gentleness

This world is anything but gentle. Political wars are waging. Words spew out hate upon hate. It’s all too much. Jesus, we know that you too lived in politically charged times. Yet, you were able to be gentle… Read More

Boundaries are not the same as barriers – Let’s not build barriers!

  Faithfulness is the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something and putting that loyalty into consistent practice, regardless of extenuating circumstances. – Wikipedia The Apostle Paul told the Galatian believers that faithfulness was evidence of a Spirit-led… Read More

For the not-good-enough parents like me

As I’ve been thinking about goodness this week and what I wanted to write in this space, I keep coming back to my frequent feelings of being a not-good-enough mother. I sense there are many of you who, just like… Read More

How compassion, kindness and reality TV go together

I have a confession to make. I love reality TV. I much prefer it to comedies, dramas, movies and such. I just love following the real lives of real people with real junk going on. They have good… Read More

On hope and patience, and the violence in our country

But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25 I watched the… Read More

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