Preaching to the Need

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That moment you’re reading honestly refreshing words from a kindred confessor, in her book, Accidental Saints. She’s sharing a story about how she preaches about grace when you disappoint people and then actually has to … Read More

Dear Grief

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Dear Grief, Thank you.And we hate you.And thank you again. For waking us from a mundane comfortable slumber,Turning the lights on and shouting, ‘Get up!Get up and look around at your life.See this stuff laying … Read More

Dear Son or Daughter,

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Dear Son or Daughter, I offer you room to explore. I trust that in raising you to be an independent soul who is invited to know that God is always with you, you will wrestle. Wrestle … Read More

Receiving Love in Sadness

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Just be how you are. I sensed the Spirit assure that my sadness was accepted. But I felt embarrassed. I’d returned from an incredibly special weekend retreat. So much beauty and soul-restoration and yet, I … Read More

I’m Nervous

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I’m nervous, he squishes his face to my side. I’m nervous about tomorrow. I pull him close and tussle his middle school boy hair- still smells like freshly picked wish-flowers. Tell me everything you’re nervous … Read More

Dear Quarantine,

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Thank you for bringing us back to the basics. Winnowing our days toward what matters.Family walks and watching strawberries grow.Baking banana bread and enjoying Tanner’s first dinner made from scratch: turkey bean enchiladas.Noticing anxiety surfacing. … Read More

Intimacy in a New Light

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New light. This phrase woke me from my sleep and continued rolling around in my mind and spirit as the days went on. New light? What does this mean? Days later, I dreamt of a … Read More