Healthy Rhythms for 2014

I don’t often have this happen, but at the beginning of 2014, I sensed God giving me two words for the year:  “Healthy Rhythms.”  Right away I knew what these two words meant (and it has nothing to do with dance or music lessons – though that would be fun). They are an invitation for me to return to healthier ways of doing life.  The past two years have taken a real...
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Thankful Thursdays – Celebrating the Everyday Holy

God is inviting me to live with more gratitude in my daily life,  and I’d love to have you join me on the journey. This journey to have eyes opened to the holy all around me every day. This journey to grow ever more thankful for the big and little graces of God in my life. This journey to deepen my capacity for joy through my relationship with a good and generous God. How about it?...
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Resisting the Tyranny of the Urgent

Messy house – check. Unfinished to-do list – check.   Guilt and exhaustion – check.  Need for Sabbath – check. As I finish writing this blog (on Sunday night), I’m acutely aware of the many things that are undone in my life.  But I’m also aware of my aching need to be undone by the Lord of the Sabbath.  I need Him to “un-do” the tangles of...
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What are you waiting for?

We reveal what we care about by what we wait for.   What are you waiting for today?    In other words, what do you really care about? Too often I’m waiting for the weather to change, waiting for my kids to behave, waiting for the scales to tell me how much lighter I am.   The things I wait for often don’t mean much. But God invites us to wait for much deeper things – harder...
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Yummy or Yucky?

When you think of spiritual disciplines, does it leave a bad taste in your mouth?  Does the thought get you excited  – or make you think of things like having to eat your vegetables, or run 10 miles uphill? I confess that as much as I long to get closer to God, I don’t always long to be “spiritually disciplined.”  It sounds painful.  But just as I know how good I feel...
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