The Promises’ Testing

The Promises’ Testing

There’s something about a promise, almost any promise, that is reassuring. As long as you’re dealing with someone you have reason to trust, a promise relieves the mind of doubts and troubles. But what happens when it takes a while… a long, long while, for that promise to come to pass? I’ve always thought that […]

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What does it achieve?

How we think, what we think, it will shape our lives. There are many aspects of our lives which are affected by perspective, but perhaps the most crucial is how and what we think about pain. There isn’t a life lived on earth that isn’t deeply touched by pain. Our pain is unquestionably different, but […]

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A light thing…

There are times… Ok, many times each day, when I find myself in need of some perspective. How big is my God? What is He capable of? Really? I have for a long time wondered at the practical power of prayer. I know its effect has infinite possibilities, but I also know I’ve only scratched […]

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Muffins, to me, fall in this strange little sub-category of foods. Truthfully, they are not healthy… but you can put healthy stuff in them so it kind of makes you feel like they are. They’re like slightly-less-bad-for-you cake. These muffins are no exception to the above statements. They have ever so healthy things in them […]

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Something New

You may have noticed, things look a bit differently around here. As shared recently, there’s been a lot of changes happening these days. Self-employment adventures, turning the corner on a new decade, and now, moving to New Haven (among other things.) So, in honor of all of these changes, I felt like it was time […]

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In the process

I’m a big picture person. Details are part of the big picture, and when they are distorting the picture they arrest my notice. However, in an overall balanced picture, the details to me become blurry and insignificant. I work best when I’m given a picture of where we’re going, then the freedom to figure out […]

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And then came change

A great portion of our lives is made up of the commonplace and mundane. We wake, work, hopefully play a little and go back to sleep. We relate with others, deal with issues, and grow. But every now and then something catapults us into the next stage of life. Maybe it’s a birthday, maybe it’s […]

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Go on, pick on me.

I’ve been feeling a little picked on lately. This, historically, has not been a preferred experience of mine. In fact, it tends to be one that I push back against. (Hey, I’m the youngest child in a family of 5… I’ve had to survive my fair share of picking.) However, this morning while contemplating the […]

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It’s a date

Navigating the world of relationships can a rewarding, but arduous task – and rightly so. Think of all of the variables you must sort through: differences in gender, culture, connotation of terms, personality, finances, spiritual understandings, character qualities, family backgrounds, beliefs and baggage. With all of that, it’s a wonder anyone has successful long term […]

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Soak it out

Have you ever felt like you were sitting in a bowl of hot water? Like you’re being plunged into a steaming vat of just short of scalding liquid? Like something was being slowly burned out of you? I have, both figuratively and literally the past few weeks. Three weeks ago I had a birthday party, […]

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