Archive for April 2017

Something More

“Something perfectly new in the history of the Universe had happened. Christ had defeated death. The door which had always been locked had for the very first time been forced open.”  C.S. Lewis, Day 47 in Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter Easter Sunday has come and gone. The season of Lent is…

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Thanks Again

In a recent Live Like It Matters Challenge I encouraged you to write a thank you. The real kind…. the kind you write out and mail. Who did you send your note to? I thought of several people I could thank, like teachers that influenced me more than they know. Or past employers. Dale L. Buchanan,…

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Green Thumb

My grandmother had a green thumb. I have bright memories of her, or maybe I remember someone else’s memories of her, in the yard with her long sleeves and sun hat, weeding her flower gardens, pruning her roses, or moving plants from one spot to another. She was an award winning rose gardener. According to…

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Done

The past week was the most difficult one of my Lenten journey. Not just in the remembering of the events of Holy Week or from my devotionals in Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter, but personally challenging in ways I thought were behind me. That is part of the reason for my delay in…

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Perspective

I spotted this miniature scene on one of my downtown walks recently. I was surprised to find it where it was, but I was even more surprised I hadn’t noticed it before. The tiny door sits at the bottom of a very large tree standing on the narrow grassy area between the sidewalk and the…

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Together Again

I raced in my 2nd Spartan Sprint at Fort Benning, Georgia this weekend. Before you’re tempted to think I’m a hard core athlete or a fitness guru, let me tell you, I am not. I’m a 40-something wife and mother of three who ran my first 5K two years ago in honor of my mother…

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Hand Holders

I began this Lenten journey anticipating a fruitful time of reflection, refocusing and repentance. It has been that and so much more. This week’s readings from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter have been especially rich with deep truths my heart needed. The reading from Day 27 by Peter Kreeft about Jesus: “He…

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