Monthly Archives: April 2010

Signs of Spring

Hard to say the exact moment when one season fully shifts to the next and there is no turning back. Winter slowly says goodbye and spring starts to gain ground, or in the tropics, the rains slowly begin to revive … Continue reading

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This Child and Every Child

Good morning! Sometimes we’re asked to hold two things in the same moment – the unique story and situation of this child, and at the same time, the needs of every child. It’s a tension that brings a lack of balance … Continue reading

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Roll It Back

We must distinguish between the burden-bearing that is right and the burden-bearing that is wrong. We ought never to bear the burden of sin and doubt, but there are burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend … Continue reading

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Emptying Our Pockets

Good morning! When you have three sons, you grow accustomed to checking their pockets before throwing their jeans into the washing machine. Especially when they were little, their pockets were often full of rocks and shells and treasures found along … Continue reading

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Live Expansively

Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them … Continue reading

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Learn the Craft

Good morning! I’m reading one of my favorite books for a second time – The Echo Within by Robert Benson. One of the aims of this space is to challenge the learning of the “craft”. Some people cast a small … Continue reading

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Expectancy

My middle son woke me early on Saturday – “Mom, the sun is rising, let’s go look for the quetzal!” We slipped out of the cabin early and went for a walk. The sun was slowly warming up the morning … Continue reading

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A Mighty Heart

This is the essence of the Christian message, the heart of the Good News, and it is why the cross has become the chief Christian symbol. A cross of all things – a guillotine, a gallows – but the cross … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Light

“This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. Everyone who makes a practice of … Continue reading

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In the quiet of the day…..

I think we underestimate how much children need quiet. We assume that we need to keep things moving, keep them occupied, fill their world with sights and sounds and activity. I’m not sure it’s always a good thing to fill … Continue reading

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