Category Archives: The Autumn Season of 2012

The hardest person to see is me…..

It’s a core truth we need to return to again and again. We will always have the most difficulty looking in the mirror, it’s far easier to look at the other person. Their strengths and weaknesses stand in sharp clarity … Continue reading

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The Alpha Factor

I’ve been keeping a close eye on my dogs this week. We’ve been experiencing tribal issues in combination with a tough injury, so I have been more present than usual to the inner workings of my “pack”. Interestingly enough, the … Continue reading

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When helping changes rhythm and practice…..

The dog drama continues. We have the obvious work of rehabilitating a dog that is currently running around on three legs, but the larger work is reintroducing this dog back into its “tribe”. In recent months it has been nothing … Continue reading

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Hiding in the Elephant Ears

Our youngest dog hurt his leg sometime during the night on Sunday. We carried him up to the house on Monday, brought him food and water, spread blankets on the ground, and kept a close eye on him through the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Adolescents

Three. I am currently living with three adolescents, and so, am reading again one of my all time favorite books – Like Dew Your Youth, Growing Up with Your Teenager by Eugene Peterson. Hands down, my favorite book for staying … Continue reading

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433 and counting…..

I just did the math. I think I can hit the 500 mark in this blog space if I stay the course and write through the start of second semester on January 16, 2013. I have no idea why I’m … Continue reading

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The Great Need

Good morning friends. Wow, how quickly the discipline of writing fades in the craziness of life. This autumn season has been interesting so far! I should have known the morning that my dear friend was boiling bananas and pouring sardines … Continue reading

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Getting lost on lake roads…..

Last summer, we experienced getting lost on the twists and turns of lake roads. We had maps and we had a GPS, but in the end, it was the signal on the rear view mirror that saved us. The classic … Continue reading

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How old is your soul?

We’re in the time of birthdays around here. The men in my life all turn the year over within a few weeks of each other, so it’s that time of year when we make special meals, think about unique gifts, … Continue reading

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Vision sees the details…..

In recent months I have had the privilege of visiting two different Christian camps in two very different locations – one in the “North Woods”, another in “La Cumbre”. Such delightful places, both of them. And such a testimony to … Continue reading

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