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June 5, 2017

A Curious Find In An Unexpected Place

A Curious Find In An Unexpected Place

  Though we now live in the mountains we don’t get out much. That is, we haven’t done much in the actual mountains since moving here as winter came and had a hard time leaving. It was a fine winter as winters go, but it didn’t do much for my longing to walk on a […]

May 22, 2017

Yes Fear

Yes Fear

I know it is ‘No’. No Fear. The slogan is plastered everywhere, particularly on the rear window of large pickup trucks. It makes me wonder why the drivers of said trucks need a reminder and what fear it is they are driving against, but that’s another blog for another day. Those who have heard my […]

April 24, 2017

When Everything Goes Right

When Everything Goes Right

  It was one of those dreams that was so intense I needed it to end. Sometimes you can wake yourself up from a dream and sometimes you can’t. I was able to pull out of this one but not soon enough! In this dream I was on trial and it wasn’t pretty. The sense […]

December 5, 2016

Got A Moment?

Got A Moment?

Get one! Just one moment, that’s all it takes. Ok, but how long is a moment? Depends, doesn’t it? When I tell a toddler asking for a snack, ‘just a moment’, it can mean seconds or minutes. (But not longer as a child’s persistence won’t allow for delay!) When said to a border guard as […]

July 18, 2016

Glory to God. Peace On Earth. Good will toward men.

Glory to God. Peace On Earth. Good will toward men.

In between moving from nation to nation and state to state, I’ve taken time this summer to ‘unstring my bow’. Just as an arrow rests even as the tension is being applied in preparation to be shot out, so we must sometimes rest and relax the tension on our ‘bow’ so we can be refitted, […]

May 9, 2016

The Expansiveness of Growing Small

The Expansiveness of Growing Small

Just back from a month in the States, it’s time to get back to blogging! We arrived in Ireland just in time to speak at a wonderful conference in Belfast this past weekend, so are moving slow on a Monday. Therefore my thoughts this morning are simple as I lifted them from a recent journal […]

March 28, 2016

Knowing What We Know

Knowing What We Know

Where do we go now? We’ve spent the past few days at the table, at the cross and at the empty tomb. Our emotions have gone from confusion to despair to terror to, ‘will somebody pinch me? This is too good to be true!’ Now it’s back to school and back to life as normal […]

February 22, 2016

When What Goes Around Stops

When What Goes Around Stops

  This longing for something new, fresh, pure and true runs deep. It causes roots to grow strong and extend with outward extravagance to find water, sustain life. Living in California during the recent years of drought we often commented on the oak trees indigenous to the region. They aren’t lovely trees like oaks on […]