Category Archives: New Year Thoughts

His Mighty Hand

I have yet to enter into a solid rhythm of writing here in this 2012. January has had some unexpected twists and turns, and now with a surgery scheduled for Thursday, February is looking to be a quiet month as … Continue reading

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On the edge of each other’s stories….. – January 2012

The turtles do it, and so do we. We travel back to “nesting places” where different thoughts and ideas were born. We journey toward our past to better understand our future. We allow places to anchor our souls. A friend … Continue reading

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Scooping up the ocean…..

Who has scooped up the ocean in his two hands, or measured the sky between his thumb and little finger, Who has put all the earth’s dirt in one of his baskets, weighed each mountain and hill?…..What god do you … Continue reading

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Good Enough

This phrase marked a turning point in the life of my family. She probably doesn’t even remember saying it, but when we were lost and not sure of where to go and wanting something clear, specific and concrete, a dear … Continue reading

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Why write? The big question for 2012…..

There is an amazing change happening in the world of words. It used to be that to receive words you had to buy them or check them out at the library. I distinctly remember saving my coins and walking with … Continue reading

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Soft starts to the new year…..

In recent years we’ve had the luxury of a “soft start” to the new year. International schools give their students a month long break over the Christmas holiday to give families time to travel, which means the “new year” begins … Continue reading

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The Feast of Epiphany – January 2012

Today the church celebrates Epiphany or Kings’ Day. Even though most of us have taken down the Christmas decorations and headed down the road of 2012, this day brings the Christmas season full circle. As the lingering thoughts of Christmas … Continue reading

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Whisper the Words “Big Year” – January 2012

I awoke to a brand new year and you did too. I awoke to bright sunshine and gentle breezes. I awoke to strong coffee and time to write, think, listen. I awoke to a note on my desk from my … Continue reading

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Engaged Creativity

I think we need more creativity, more imagination, more engagement, more activity. As opposed to deadened receptivity – just receiving whatever comes our way. I’ve been having this conversation with my boys about the imagination behind creative computer games as opposed … Continue reading

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Wide Open Skies

Every time I spend any length of time there, I can’t quite believe people chose to stake their claims on such barren, red dirt. And then the day turns to dusk and the sky opens up wide and more times … Continue reading

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