Advent’s Invitation

  I wrote this poem in 2006 and I post it each year at the beginning of Advent…mostly for myself. By this time in the year my mind is often noisy. I have become impatient and entitled. I have been swept up into the pace of Christmas and it’s trappings. So read ahead if you’d […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

  Yesterday I was reminded of something: There can be great meaning and beauty in simplicity. Those people I mentioned in my last post…the ones that have been my connection to the Body…switched it up a bit yesterday. They had a friend in from out of town this weekend and so instead of doing the […]

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Can I be honest?

  Rarely am I a brave writer. I hedge my bets and worry about what people think. I shy away from pulling back the curtain even though I know I overestimate my scope of influence. While I type, edit, delete, retype, delete, repeat, a litany of what-if’s flash through my mind, the most haunting being, […]

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Reconnecting Your Head to Your Heart

  Do you ever wonder why we rarely experience long term change even though we really mean it when we declare our resolve to start something, stop something, do more, do less, and change? Well… Sometimes our goals aren’t big enough. We often don’t have a plan. No one has been invited to walk with […]

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Interruptions

Chances are you checked your calendar this morning making mental notes of your meetings and appointments. You probably have an idea of what your day will look like. And if you’re like me, you don’t always welcome interruptions. I was reading a story about Jesus this morning from Matthew 9. He was approached by a […]

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Pilgrims Pay Attention to Pace

The concept of pace is critical. For a runner to perform at their peak they need to run at the right pace. For our bodies to function correctly the heart must beat at a consistent pace. For the pilgrim, proper pace holds three things in tension: Attention to what is. Reflection upon what was. Anticipation […]

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