Monthly Archives: February 2011

Be a watchman…..

In the world of children at risk, hope is an important word. We probably toss it around more than we should. I wonder sometimes if we use it because we are frightened, or because we are tenacious. Oswald clarifies tenacity … Continue reading

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The Spirit dives into the depths of God…..

I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s post. Read this with me today. This is Paul writing to the Corinthians in I Corinthians chapter 2. We, of course, have plenty of wisdom to pass on to you once you get your feet … Continue reading

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On the fringes of the deep…..

Eugene Peterson reminds us that suffering is real and God is real too. Suffering is a mark of our existential authenticity; God is proof of our essential and eternal humanity. We accept suffering; we believe in God. The acceptance and … Continue reading

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Children Need Muse Time

I sat in the sun yesterday and watched my youngest son playing on a log that had washed up in the surf. He jumped and dove and pushed and pulled, and all the while was quietly talking to himself. He … Continue reading

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Majestic and Holy, Vast and Wondrous

My boys have Winter Break this week – so looking forward to some time at the ocean enjoying my family. Do you remember when we talked about children needing reverence? I think the ocean is such a God reminder that … Continue reading

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Sacramental Time

My thoughts this week have landed on this topic of the common table which I’m hoping to delve into more in coming days. Enjoy Madeleine L’Engle’s thoughts this morning from her daily devotional, Glimpses of Grace. Eating has always been important to … Continue reading

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Extravagant dimensions…..

Good morning! Paul sends us this reminder today in the book of Ephesians, chapter 3. My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him … Continue reading

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Children Need the Common Table

Henri Nouwen says “The table is the barometer of family and community life.” I think he’s right. Children need the common table. They need to come together with the adults in their life around a table and share life. They need the start … Continue reading

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The Family Table

Well if it wasn’t enough to be without transportation, on Sunday morning we went dark communication wise as well – no local telephone, no internet, no international phone calls. For two full days. I was so grateful to finally hear … Continue reading

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But if it is buried…..

Dirt. Check. Light. Check. Water. Check. Seeds. I leave you this week with two things to think about. Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than … Continue reading

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