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For A Thousand Miles

For A Thousand Miles

At the beginning of this year, I made a goal to walk a thousand miles. It was part of my celebrating 50 years of living. Five hundred seemed too small and 50,000 was over the top so I settled on a thousand miles. I didn’t know then what an impactful number that would serve me … Continue reading

Getting Out of the Downpour

Getting Out of the Downpour

Do you ever feel exhausted by our world today?  I do. I’ve got my schedule down to shopping/errand running one day a week.  That one day is now more tiring than any other day in my week. It’s exhausting out there! People’s attitudes and bombardment of judgement is torrential.  And I admit I am guilty … Continue reading

When It’s Dark and You Need Light

When It’s Dark and You Need Light

Hello friends, I somehow like to begin my posts to you with this greeting. It puts me in the mindset that I’m not just putting words out there into the great internet world but instead I’m talking to you. You are more stable. You are more interesting. And you are who I’m talking to. It’s … Continue reading

When Your Life Feels Small

When Your Life Feels Small

Dear Friends, I was recently emailing back and forth with an advisor at a university. For a required course, they listed either “Discipleship/Mentoring” or “Theology of Compassion.” I emailed the person back and said, “I have been in ministry for 25 years, is there any kind of credit for life experience?”  She responded back, “Of … Continue reading

The Beginning of Lent and Not Having It My Way

The Beginning of Lent and Not Having It My Way

Lent begins today, a 40-day journey toward Easter. I didn’t grow up in the tradition of practicing Lent.  It’s only been in the last 10 years I have paid attention to the idea of giving something up, laying something down or limiting myself in an area of excess in my life. I’m currently reading the … Continue reading

Finding Beauty in a Cloud-Covered Sky

Finding Beauty in a Cloud-Covered Sky

We’re beginning another grey and cloud-covered day here. My little corner of the world ranks just above Seattle for sunny days in a year. We sit at 155 sunny days and Seattle averages 152. That means close to half the days in my world are overcast and cloudy. Rain, snow, sleet or hail falls an … Continue reading