A Day to Not Take Pictures

No pictures of the faces in my life today. Today was a private day—a day of one-on-one relationships where taking a picture would have gotten in the way. I can tell you what I did, but I can’t show you. This morning I had a doctor’s appointment. I went in […]

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My Inspiring Friend–from 1977

Today I was reunited once again with my best friend from high school. You know how life goes—each person goes their own way and we lose track of each other. It was harder to stay in touch when we were teens in the 70’s—pre-internet, no Facebook, no Instagram, no cell […]

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The Word for Today is. . .

Today’s word is grace. It softened all the hard edges in my day. In every conversation, book I read, and thought, I was made aware of how I (we) are in constant need of grace from others and ourselves, and how it needs to flow from us to others and […]

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The Best Part of Today

Today was an interesting day. I started by stopping at the office for our sewer treatment plant on my morning bike ride. Yesterday the sweet clerk called and told me I forgot to sign my check. I stopped at her office on my bike ride and signed the check. Gotta […]

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Why I Practice Pause

Pause James 1:19—“Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Pause is a way to hear the other’s heart. Pause instead of speaking. Pause is a way to be in the moment. Pause—time to think—What’s it like to be on the other side of me? […]

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Living and Loving Like Christ

Recently the phrase, “Christ in me”* stirred my imagination. I don’t know where the inspiration for the song came from, but in Galatians 2:20, Paul talks about Christ living in him. The same is true for all who are followers of Jesus. Christ lives in each of us. Back to […]

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Helping a Friend–From One Who Struggles with Thoughtfulness

  I’m not a very thoughtful person. Please don’t write me to convince me otherwise. I know it’s true and I’m ok with that. Thoughtfulness is not a strength God gave me. However, this week a couple of times I did something out of my norm. I rearranged my schedule […]

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