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Fences

“There is as much guidance in what does not and cannot happen in my life as there is in what can and does—maybe more.” (Parker J. Palmer, quoted in The Intentional Woman) That quote struck me when I read it and it’s been on my mind ever since. When I pray for guidance, I look …

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Coke

My calendar has July 10th marked and every year since 1985 I celebrate it. Wondering what it would be? It is the day they announced that classic Coke was coming back. You may not think that is celebration-worthy, but Coke fans are like that. I bought it in glass bottles until I couldn’t find it …

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Spiritual gifts

“The only problem with “spiritual gifts” courses is that they rarely encourage us to look at our woundedness in order to find our calling. They direct us toward our passion, but we are not a passionate society, at least not with a passion that is other-directed. Our wounds, not an inventory or a chart, direct …

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Tears (Part 2)

There is a picture in Revelation that has always seemed strange to me. (“Just one?” you ask.) Anyway, it’s a beautiful picture. We’re all looking forward to it—God actually living in the midst of His people. Being in His presence in a new way. Walking with Him and talking with Him even closer than Adam …

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Universal remote

Glenn loves electronics. He loves looking through catalogs of wondrous things that plug in. Right now he is digitizing all our music so that he can play it over the wireless network he’s set up—instead of hunting for a CD each time. It involves the computer, the TV, the receiver, and another little thing that …

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Esther

A very sad little bundle of fur huddled in the shadows of an alley. The little kitten didn’t know how long she had been alone, but she did know that she was cold and tired and hungry and very lonely. She cut her paw the last time someone chased her away. She stayed in her …

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Egypt

Sheba stood in the doorway and looked around the room. As soon as she had everyone’s attention, she made her entrance. Her steps were slow and graceful. She held her head high and her tail at a very proud angle with a very proud little curl at the end. When she sat, it was in …

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