Category Archives: Life

now boarding

I’m sitting in the airport, waiting to board a plane. I’ve been awake since 4:00AM – well, really, every hour since 10:00PM. What is it about knowing I’ve got to get up early that makes sleep so elusive?! I look … Continue reading

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learning in lavender

A little over a month ago I found out that a lump in my breast, although it was thought to be benign, had grown significantly and needed to be removed. We were planning to move the next week so I … Continue reading

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in the midst of it all

It has been two years since I have served a church in a full time capacity as pastor. Two years since any official duties at Easter. A lot has changed for me in the last two years. A lot is … Continue reading

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it’s a stretch

About five months ago I started practicing yoga. And not the kind of practicing that makes perfect! I’m naturally an inflexible person (I’m talking about my physicality here!) (well, probably personality wise as well) and it has been amazing to … Continue reading

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the forming of sand

Sandcastles…I marvel whenever I see one. I’m inspired by their creators. It takes an open mind, and more significantly, an open heart to create a sandcastle. An appreciation of the world of possibility. It takes imagination to create a sandcastle. … Continue reading

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seeking light

It seems that life has been happening so fast I have not had, or taken the time to chew the cud lately. I haven’t metabolized much of anything that has been going on. Life is like that though, isn’t it. … Continue reading

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life in death

Last Sunday I was the guest preacher at a small Presbyterian church. The Biblical text for the sermon was John 12:20-36, with a concentration on verses 23-26; Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to … Continue reading

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in this breath

Between the beeping of the monitors, pole bag alarms and the general hum of the hospital environment, my mother in law’s breathing sounds went unnoticed. In fact, I don’t remember noticing anyone’s breathing that day. (Who am I kidding, most … Continue reading

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in darkness and in light

The Christmas Story. Full of love and light. And innocence. Is there a lovelier sermon than to watch preschoolers re-enact the Christmas story? My two year old granddaughter, Miss Eloise, was a lamb this year in her school program. No … Continue reading

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it could be worse

If there’s one thing in all articles about blogging, it’s the advice to be consistent, to post on a regular basis. I want to do that. I intend to do that. But the reality is, life keeps happening fast and … Continue reading

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