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how to dress in rest

This past weekend Alex, Cohen and I escaped to the cabin for a few days. It turned out to be the most beautiful day on Saturday, the sun shining hot, the lake glassy calm. Cohen must’ve felt it too because he slept and slept and slept.  Two hour naps in the morning and afternoon and… Read More

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sugar addict

“Sugar, like drugs of abuse, produces dopamine in the brain. The body’s own happy, feel good, chemical. For some true sugar addicts, they need this to feel OK. When they eat sugar, they feel good. When it wears off, they need more.” (source) I’ll be the first to admit I have a MAJOR sweet tooth…. Read More

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give more grace

For a long time I’ve dealt with relational disappointment in the same way. If a friend hurts me and I (try to) do one of two things: 1. Choose to forgive the offense without bringing it up with them. 2. Go to them and explain how I was hurt and work it out. However, after… Read More

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Timing is Everything!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 The full bloom of a yellow lily The flexibility of a branch carrying life to leaves A refreshing plunge into the lake Tangy raspberries right from the bush Summer is truly a magical season, one that satisfies all of… Read More

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when you feel inadequate

I had a heart to heart with Jesus this morning. I was feeling inadequate again…it happens every once and a while.  Not on a day to day basis, but in moments of true honesty and reflection the feelings of insufficiency resurface. Last week I reacted out of anger and frustration and hurt someone dear to… Read More

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even now it springs up!

“Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland.” -Isaiah 43:18-19 May we have the courage to let go of the past. Learning from it,… Read More

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finding the bright spot

Lately Cohen has a fascination with sun spots.  As the afternoon wears on and late-day sun streams through front windows, he is drawn to geometric patches of light pooled on the floor. Like moth to bulb, he quickly crawls to the triangle of light, hoping to somehow catch it. If only we could capture the… Read More

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Keeping In Step

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25 This verse is my prayer this week, for you and for me. It holds both a promise and a call. The Promise We, as the children of God and followers of Christ have been given the most incredible gift,… Read More

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The Thief

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 Scanning through my inbox over a steaming mug of hot coffee – liquid energy. Tiny blue dots mark unread words of hope, encouragement, and occasionally disappointment. A message of rejection, or news… Read More