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Time and Priorities

[caption id="attachment_7007" align="aligncenter" width="629"] Wishing this man had a cute skirt on instead. It'd be more fitting...[/caption]   On Tuesday, Ann Voskamp posted How to Find Time and Space for the Life You Want (Part 2). It's lovely and totally worth reading. I feel like its concept is so simple and ...

The Reflecting God

I’ve been learning about “reflecting.” It’s a counseling term. And my life seems to be filled with counseling terms lately. I sit in the therapist’s office every other week. And I take a lay-counseling course at my church every Sunday afternoon, while filling in the gaps with books and conversations. I’m ...

My Chalkboard: Jane Kenyon

    I love Jane Kenyon (who died in 1995). She was the first poet I ever connected with. This quote is from a lecture she once gave titled "Everything I Know About Poetry." I believe it's found in a collection of her essays, A Hundred White Daffodils. (But don't hold me to it.) If you like her, I wholeheartedly ...

Thankful Tuesday (before Ash Wednesday)

  This, as I head into this “Sabbath Lent”: “Stop for one whole day every week, and you will remember what it means to be created in the image of God, who rested on the seventh day not from weariness but from complete freedom. The clear promise is that those who rest like God find themselves free like God, no ...

The Spiritual Practice of Slowness

I was strangely moved by that almost final scene in the movie Lincoln, when the president walks away, his back to the camera, down the long White House hallway and into the shadows. Of course we,  the audience, know Lincoln is walking down that hall for the final time. We know he is on his way to Ford's Theater and we know ...

Thankful Tuesday: Oh the Holidays!

(We traveled to Texas, Philadelphia, and made a little hop up to Connecticut. You know, keeping it simple.) Christmas morning snow… in Texas Time with my grandmothers. (Ages 88 and 91) A night of hanging out in my brother's kitchen with both brothers, both sisters in law, and my husband! This is a feat very difficult ...

A Thursday-ish List

Yes, I'm still off in the land of vacations, where time doesn't exist (except for Brooksie's decision to wake every morning with the sun...at 5 am. I've been playing and swimming and tending to snotty noses (as per usual) and laughing with people I don't see near enough. This is a list: A Saturday with our sweet ...