Same Old Story

A writing for Modern Metanoia, ADVENT 1, LUKE 21:25-36If you have eyes, ears, and/or any kind of awareness of your surroundings, you might be like me right now. Angry. Heartbroken. On the verge of hopelessness. What the heck is wrong with our country – the (not so) United States of America? What the heck is wrong with our world? How have we grown so far from simple acts of stewardship and care for our earth and neighbor? Why…

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Love Beyond Measure

September 25, 2016 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Thought for the Week: Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.  I was born with a song in my heart. This probably has a lot to do with the family I come from – a family of musicians and artists. Music was always playing in the background, if not being created and…

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Dark Morning

Sometimes I don't sleep well. For whatever reason, my mind wants to work. So I sleep heavily in fits and starts until eventually I'm ready to just get out of bed, usually about three hours before my alarm is set. When I give into whatever that need is inside of me that needs to be awake in that quiet, early morning darkness, it is always a gift. It usually leads to good, strong coffee, reading, writing, and gentle…

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Alltime

One of the most-used de-stressers of my life has been to make playlists. This started sometime in junior high and continues today. Although, with the beauty of streaming, most of my playlists have turned into personal radio stations (just hit shuffle) rather than the thought out process it used to be when I not only chose songs, but also paid careful attention to their song order and the ways they would blend into each other. Today I spent…

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Alltime

One of the most-used de-stressers of my life has been to make playlists. This started sometime in junior high and continues today. Although, with the beauty of streaming, most of my playlists have turned into personal radio stations (just hit shuffle) rather than the thought out process it used to be when I not only chose songs, but also paid careful attention to their song order and the ways they would blend into each other. Today I spent…

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