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What’s in a (nick) name?

I gave a lot of thought to the naming of my children. I considered things like tradition, family customs, uniqueness, two syllables at most – I was big on that one – didn’t want others nicknaming them.  I had grown … Continue reading

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Heart burn-out or burning for Jesus?

Recently I had a conversation with a priest about not-so-knew research describing the increase of pastors identifying with a PTSD diagnosis – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome among Pastors. She was wondering about her own choices in ministry and thought she might … Continue reading

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Joy? Not so much – but God does make me smile

12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; * you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy. 13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; * O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for … Continue reading

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Hope, not expectation

John 7:40 When they heard these words, some in the crowd said, ‘This is really the prophet.’ 41Others said, ‘This is the Messiah.’* But some asked, ‘Surely the Messiah* does not come from Galilee, does he? 42Has not the scripture said … Continue reading

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Let go, let God – the one and only contractor we need

Do you hire contractors to do the work God has offered to do for you?  How’s that going? Perhaps the landscape of your life looks a bit like this?  Scattered bits of this and that, unconnected and unfinished, untouched, and … Continue reading

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Hanging 10 God’s way through

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up, * and he led them through the deep as through a desert. I like this image and never ever tire of being reminded of the truth embodied in it- … Continue reading

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Gripping too tightly? What are you holding on to?

Psalm 52:7  ‘See the one who would not take refuge in God,but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!’* 8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.I trust in the steadfast love … Continue reading

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