Tag Archives: hope

A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Advent

Thanksgiving dishes are put away, the leftovers are about half finished, and the Christmas decorations are up. Advent is coming. I’m really looking forward to this one. I kind of missed the last one. I’ve been working on my soon-to-be-released … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to be grateful. Not that we aren’t grateful any other days, but it’s a good reminder to stop and look around at the blessings that surround us every day. Of course, I’m … Continue reading

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Joy of the Lord

“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” I’ve never heard this like I did a couple days ago. I have been battling a health issue for the last few months. Delays in getting into doctors, long waits to see … Continue reading

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In Process

I think I have shared this before, but I just found it again. We are all works in progress. We are all unfinished. I am grateful that God is never done with me or with you. Have a blessed and … Continue reading

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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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What does your God look like?

What kind of God do you have? Convenience store God? One that provides a little rest as you travel on your own journey? You might stop to go to the bathroom, grab some gas, and even a snack to give … Continue reading

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What do we desire?

I heard a reflection that Eve’s eating the apple was actually a good thing. It’s what made us human. It went on to describe life without the fall. Adam wouldn’t toil in the ground, food would just grow around him, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

How often are is the work that we do appreciated? How often do we express our admiration to others? Most of the time, the effort that we put into a job, a responsibility, or life is just accepted. It’s the … Continue reading

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