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Stay Close

I learned a new word this week – propinquity. It’s a fun word to say – proh/ping/kwi/tee. It means nearness in place or time, nearness in relationship. It’s a beautiful word when you’re about to celebrate twenty two years of … Continue reading

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Keep Company with Him

Come to me, He says. Oswald Chambers reminds us “that the questions in life are remarkably few, and they are all answered by the words – Come to me. Not do this or don’t do that, but – Come to … Continue reading

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Get Wet

My alarm goes off around 5am, and immediately my mind starts rationalizing why I don’t need to swim. “Birders fly out today.” “Busy weekend, I’m tired.” ” Might have to drive across town this morning.” “It’s raining.” It’s raining. So … Continue reading

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Extend a Blessing Over Others

Sometimes I don’t know if I swim in the mornings for the exercise or for the kind words blessed over me as I exit the water. May God accompany you. May God guard you. May God bless you this day. … Continue reading

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Invest in the Common Good

Good morning. For the record, I don’t write blog posts days in advance. I write in the here and in the now. When I type “good morning”, it means today – June 6, 2012. I’m writing looking out on cloudy … Continue reading

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Pay Attention to Your Colleagues

The word colleague is defined as an “associate”, or “one chosen to work with another”. In our specific case, we see anyone working on behalf of children as colleagues. We’re on the same team, working for the same cause. But … Continue reading

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Saturate the Desert Wasteland

Someone asked me the other day what success in our work looks like. Hmmmmm. All I could think about were the days when I have said yes to the begs and pleas of my boys to play in the rain. … Continue reading

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Win the Small Moments

Good morning! Countless authors remind us that life is defined by moments, not minutes and hours. In many ways we go from conversation to event to quiet to noise to another laundry load to email to dog fight ( that’s … Continue reading

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Take the Time

Good morning! I’m having one of those “ball of yarn” moments, where many strings of thought have been winding themselves into a globe and it’s hard to find the end. Sometimes my mind gets cluttered and I have trouble unraveling … Continue reading

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Watch the Ground Beneath Your Feet

I love the sharp reality of the Word, the way it lives and breathes and speaks to us. I love the congruency between what I read and what I see out my kitchen window. Take some time and read through … Continue reading

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