Archive for December, 2014

Lay It Down

Agh!   Is it really December 31??? That time of year when the reruns of the last 11.99 months begin replaying through our memory log.   The highlights hopefully are well worth the time.   I pray that for you. But maybe, you too, stumble over some of them and can’t fast forward through them quickly enough. It is so easy for that
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I’m Ready . . . Reflections and A Few Other Things Too

  I didn’t even feel them sliding past my lips. It happened so fast – a surreal feeling of something bad happening and not being able to even slow it down, much less stop it – it was just wrong. After about the tenth person had asked me if I was ready for Christmas and my feeble attempts failing miserably
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The Exhale of Me

Subtly it begins to creep in around the edges – I feel myself slowing down and an awareness sets in of something getting comfortable inside me – but it doesn’t “feel” comfortable. You know that feeling your grandma always talked about when she “felt” a storm brewing? The barometric pressure changed, her bones ached, she could feel “it” coming. There
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The Beauty of Still

At first I didn’t see her standing there. She was still – so still for a five year old. Her head moved back and forth ever so slightly. She became aware of me standing there and smiled. “What are you doing sweet girl?” I asked. “Oh – I’m looking for God.” She spoke softly. She turned from me, into the
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A New Hope

In this season of advent, in this season of celebration – the past two days have reminded me as life so often does – of the fragility and uncertainty of our walk on this earth. Amidst sparkling lights and Christmas carols playing, I received a message from my dear friend that her mother died after being with Hospice care for
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A New Season

Thanksgiving is over and fall is pretty much behind us. Today begins a new season. For some it is a season of celebration. A season to decorate the house, put up the tree, buy gifts, go to parties and maybe even Christmas caroling. Maybe you live in a place where there are great hopes of a white Christmas. Maybe you
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