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Choosing What Is Better

When I’m feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, and anxious, the most helpful response is to make myself pause and think deeply about why I’m doing what I’m doing and what my feelings are trying to tell me about that. I know this…

Count Your Days

Count Your Days

Row your boat gently down the stream, merrily – life is but a dream ******* This week I was diagnosed with a minor, easy-to-treat form of skin cancer. Not CANCER,or even Cancer,just cancer. The spot is easy to identify, easy…

Do you belong here?

Do you belong here?

Not too long ago I was given the opportunity to spend more time than planned in the Denver airport. When blessed with these unexpected pockets of time, I start roaming around: people watching, looking at the art displays, and gazing…

Everything Takes Longer

I am a time optimist by nature. This means I have a tendency to make plans based on the minimum amount of time required to do a given thing assuming that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that nothing…

Christmas Blessing

May your days be merry and bright! And if they aren’t, may you be a light in the darkness. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill! And if it doesn’t, may you be love, reflect joy,…

Shorter Days, Longer Nights

Shorter Days, Longer Nights

We’re officially in the season where the daylight hours are shorter and the dark hours are longer…it seems like this time of year is harder to look forward to after a summer of long daytimes, but there is something about…

Resting in the Good Shepherd

Resting in the Good Shepherd

(based on Psalm 23) God, yes, God the creator, is my protector and provider. How could I ever be in need? As a good shepherd, God finds beautiful pastures for me to rest in and cool water to quench my…

Speak Life!

In the beginning, God spoke. “Let there be light.” God spoke and his words created something that had not existed before. Light appeared in the darkness of empty space (Genesis 1:1-3, NIV). And this universe, this planet, along with all…

God of Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about life and death lately. One of the differences between life and death is that, when something is alive, it grows, changes, and adapts. Things that don’t grow, change, and adapt are dead. Which makes…

Simple Gratitude

Being grateful for me is often not about the big things, but about finding gratitude in simple things. Air conditioning on a hot day Grapes to pick off our vines A rose budding out in delicate blooms Successfully completing a…