22 May 2020

Little by Little

I have enjoyed the sitcom Modern Family. I think it is smartly written, well-casted and quite funny. There is an episode where the Dunphy family is leaving for a vacation

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11 May 2020

The Practice of the Presence of God – Book Review

The Sacredness of the Ordinary (A book review – The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence) It has now been over two months since most Americans were

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24 Apr 2020

Lament: Trust

We are continuing the Roadmap to Lament.  Here is the final step (We are breaking down the 5 steps of the Roadmap to Lament over this series.  We want to

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23 Apr 2020

Lament: Complain and seek

We are continuing the Roadmap to Lament.  Here are the next two steps (We are breaking down the 5 steps  of the Roadmap to Lament over this series.  We want

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22 Apr 2020

Lament: Roadmap to Lament

The ears of the Lord are always tuned to the suffering and laments of his people. Moses, leader of the Children of Israel, heard the Lord’s call to take His

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21 Apr 2020

Lament: WHAT IS THE DISCIPLINE OF LAMENT?

We live in a society that spends a great deal of time and attention on the idea of avoiding pain.  The most profound proof of this is the multi-billion-dollar pain-killer

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10 Apr 2020

The Heart of the Matter

I was feeling a little melancholy this morning as I read the following “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in

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31 Mar 2020

Observations from Quarantine

I can’t help but feel this time of self-isolation is an involuntary “stripping away.”  My socialization, consumerism, and time management have turned upside down.  To be honest, I feel like

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26 Mar 2020

Self Care During Crisis (for your Mind, Body & Spirit)

We have heard over and over again that these are challenging days.  The Coronavirus Pandemic is unchartered territory for all of us.  This is especially true for The Salvation Army

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27 Feb 2020

The Book Club

A few years ago, I found myself in conversation with a few women about books we were reading, our favorite authors, and the insight we had received from them.  That

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03 Jan 2020

One Thing for 2020

OK…this is not another New Year’s resolution pep talk, but a “let’s-get-down-to-what-really-matters” boost. Here are some meaningful steps to a more purposeful new year. Maybe God is speaking to you

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12 Dec 2019

When it’s Hard to Celebrate

It is not my intention to bring a melancholy tone to the holidays, but let’s face it, Christmas isn’t always “Merry.”  All of us have grieved the loss of someone,

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