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I am just a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.          Mother Teresa

On Flourishing in Shallow Soil

For I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God”   19 days until 2017 begins.  In a year that began with January’s daily writings, I have found my voice here only seven other times. I have wondered at my linear state, my common comfort of measuring…

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Where Are You?

When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.  God called to the Man: “Where are you?”  He said, “I heard you in the garden and I was afraid…

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What Joy Looks Like

I need to write this. I need to write this, when I don’t have time and workers are pounding away in my garage replacing the furnace. I need to write this, as another set of friends who live in Brussels and have navigated terror in their back yard instead of…

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Resolve to Praise

Resolve to Praise. I have found myself, after moving four times in seven years, in a season of true loneliness. In this particular assignment of two years, I have no church family, no close circle of friends, and very few who check in on me from the States. Weeks and…

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From Strength to Strength

They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.   Psalm 84:7 One of my favorite verses from one of my favorite Psalms, this reminds me my strength is found in God. I find this reserve of strength, though limitless and always accessible, in my life…

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