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You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11 So often we look for life outside of God. We seek it in possessions. We seek it in accolades, in success, in career advancement. We may even seekContinue reading “Find Eternal Pleasures this Advent”
On June 22, a few years back, I witnessed something rather peculiar. It was one of those moments I’ll never forget—one that I will look back on as a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. I was at my local wine shop for a complementary tasting. As usual, I arrived just after it began, wanting to cozy up atContinue reading “Grace and a $168 Bottle of Wine”
While on a walk, my husband and I stopped to take a look at the view of the mountains we could catch between the trees and buildings nearby. On that particular day, the weather, the season, the lighting . . . all these details made that familiar view unique. We decided, in that moment, thatContinue reading “Being A People Who Pause”
Comparison far too frequently steals our joy. It’s difficult to avoid, as we compare in all areas of life: with our careers, our belongings, our opportunities (or lack thereof), perhaps even our relationships. Even just one of these areas, or another, can be a bear to reckon with on a daily basis. And when weContinue reading “Embracing the Familiar”
I believe poets are instruments on which the power of poetry plays. But they are also makers, craftsmen: It is given to the seer to see, but it is then his responsibility to communicate what he sees, that they who cannot see may see, since we are “members one of another.” Denise Levertov It became brandedContinue reading “A Study in Lichen”
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