Monthly Archives: August 2010

In the company of good men and women…..

Great day ahead! The wall is painted, the furniture has been rearranged…today is the day to dust off books and reacquaint myself with the good friends I have found in their pages. I love our books! So – join the … Continue reading

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Learn something new…..

We have been working our way through the seven disciplines suggested in Reggie McNeal’s Practicing Greatness as part of our study on Deep and Wide Solutions. The seven disciplines offer a basic framework for adding depth to our work with children, or whatever … Continue reading

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Not Zeroes…..Faces and Names

We’re in the midst of a series on Deep and Wide Solutions. If one stops and looks around, we are obviously facing staggering statistics within the world of children at risk. The tide has yet to shift in our direction, … Continue reading

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Enter the secret place…..

All this writing on self-awareness, self-management is ultimately a deeply personal issue. We can share war stories and experiences, but at the end of the day, you enter God’s space alone and there you receive His grace and mercy and … Continue reading

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Deep Sighs

All around me right now are the deep sighs of friends who are hurting. Open your ears, God, to my prayer; don’t pretend you don’t hear me knocking. Come close and whisper your answer. I really need you. “Who will give … Continue reading

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The Clean Sweep

Years ago I spent a summer helping a lady clean her house. It wasn’t an ordinary house with ordinary junk, and she wasn’t a very ordinary lady. In fact, when I think back, it was probably one of the craziest … Continue reading

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The Elusive Issue of Time

Deep solutions for children will require us to wrestle with the issue of time. Anyone working out on the edge with children knows that time is of the essence – we sense the urgency of abandonment, abuse, hunger, and so we keep pushing. … Continue reading

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Make yourself at home…

As part of our “clean sweep” on the house, we’re considering the purchase of some new furniture. As a woman living among men, there are only two criteria – durability and comfortability. If you can’t flop down on it for … Continue reading

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Your True Name

I probably should have added my disclaimer before ever launching into this study. We’re all on a journey here, I have my suitcase, you have yours. This ultimately isn’t about comparing suitcases, this is about the one relationship that matters … Continue reading

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What’s in your suitcase?

Good morning! The starting point for a discussion on deep solutions must begin with us. All roads eventually lead home. As difficult as it may be, we have to go inward to effectively work and minister within the world around … Continue reading

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