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Monday, January 21st, 2019

Not a vacation

It’s been longer than I wanted it to be before I came back here to write. I am finding this government shutdown to be very stressful. What if it drags on and on for years as 45 says it might? Maybe it would be good to start developing a good contigency plan. Update my resume […]

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Sunday, December 30th, 2018

The Bright Side

I was in the car yesterday with Amy and I realized that my shoulders are no longer tight and painful.  So, this shutdown, in a way is a good thing.  It’s good to look on the bright side of things whenever possible.

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Saturday, December 29th, 2018


I almost made it in yesterday.  I was even writing and then got side tracked elsewhere.  It’s surprising how busy one can be during a government shutdown.  There have been some difficult things happening to our family lately, not the least of which was two car accidents and weird things happening to my mail, and […]

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Thursday, December 27th, 2018


What do you know?  This poor, old, neglected blog still works.  It’s like coming upon an old telephone booth and finding that it still has a dial tone and makes calls.  It actually seems a bit magical. I awoke at 5 am this morning burgeoning with thoughts that were overcrowding my headspace.  So, here I […]

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Monday, August 7th, 2017


So, I’ll be gut level and share that I am feeling very dry spiritually. As I read scripture it is very dry. And when I pray it feels like I talking to the air. I’m sure it’s brought on by constant loss and feelings of being overwhelmed. I’m worn out. But I will cling to […]

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017


Today’s reading from Genesis in lectionary recounts the story of Abraham sacrificing his beloved son. Or more accurately, willing to sacrifice him. He is obedient to God and willing to give up that which is most precious to him. The message in this is obvious when applied to my life. Am I willing to give […]

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Like streams flowing through the desert

I feel myself drawn by an awakening hunger for deeper spiritual connection to God.  I feel drawn to spiritual discipline.  I resonate with the need to declutter my life, get more balanced, more centered on Christ.  I like the idea of a spiritual rule in that it puts activity to belief, a sense of belonging […]

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Sunday, March 19th, 2017

God reinvents

I am returning to my blog after what seems like forever. It’s actually only been since January. I recently joined a class that is connected to the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne community. This class is more of an introspective journey. It comes at just the right time. As part of the process I will be […]

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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Trust in God

What does the Bible have to say vs. fear?  Let’s see, “Do not be afraid.  I am with you even till the ends of the Earth”. – Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 1:8, Matthew 28:20 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deut 31:6 “Perfect love casts out fear” – 1 John 4:18 “God has […]

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

New Beginnings

I find myself now in a new season of life. It is a season of change. It is exciting and yet quite exhausting. One major change has been that I have accepted a new job. There are so many good things that come with this new position. It’s like a clean slate, a new beginning, […]

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