Thankfulness Project #2: Home

Last week’s thankfulness project focused on moments of beauty in this lovely place.   It’s easy to be thankful in places of beauty.  But what about the everyday? The mundane?  The dirty floors, the laundry piles, the unwashed dishes–all overwhelmingly calling my name.  Calling so loudly, I miss the things I should focus on.  The things that […]

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The Gift of Faith in Hard Times

The plant sitting by the door is drooping, bending low, almost touching the floor.  I walk by the planter a dozen or more times, ignoring it until finally I grab my coffee cup, fill it with water and dump it all over the plant.  The thirsty soil sucks the water like a sponge.  I stand […]

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Thankfulness Project

  Sometimes in the middle of the day, I carve out some time. Just a ten or twenty minute break. To breathe life in. To enjoy this moment. To experience God’s creation in a way that takes my mundane and makes it new. Things used to be different.  I’d say to myself, I don’t have […]

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The Gift of Life from the Ashes

The Gift of Life from the Ashes She holds a necklace in her hand and talks of her son’s death. Slowly rolling the jewelry in her fingers, she reveals the truth: Her son’s ashes are in the necklace.  It hangs close to her heart, close to her broken soul, but not close enough to heal the gaping wound […]

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