Category Archives: Christianity

Midlife blessings

I like to think of myself as approaching middle-age, even though the odds of my having as many years ahead as I have behind me are, well… not good. When I was under twenty I thought anyone over thirty was … Continue reading

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Get physical

Although I have more enthusiasm than rhythm and grace, I have always loved to dance and I’ve enjoyed watching TV shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) One thing I noticed during the … Continue reading

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If you can’t say something nice…

Have you ever made a thoughtless comment and wished you could hit the rewind button and pull it back?  Most of us have uttered words better left unspoken at least a time or two. As we read in the Book … Continue reading

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Anticipate joy

I used to spend a lot of time leading workshops, planning trainings, and giving motivational talks.  In all of these there was an emphasis on goal setting, because it is a universally accepted truth that we need to have measurable, … Continue reading

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Adapt, resist, or transform?

I once participated in a webinar of church leaders discussing the need for adaptive change in the organized church.  It was proposed that the only way for the church to thrive in modern culture is to adapt to it. Although … Continue reading

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The terrible, beautiful responsibility of motherhood

Whoever you are, wherever you live, you began your life’s journey nestled within the body of your mother.  From the spark of your conception, your mother’s life was changed, irrevocably. The first changes were merely the invisible effects of her … Continue reading

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Touchy-feely

Everyone is aware of the obesity epidemic in this country, a problem composed of many factors beyond our easily available food and sedentary lifestyles. A common culprit undermining weight-loss efforts is emotional eating.  As a life-long veteran of the battle … Continue reading

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Snug in salvation or smugly self-righteous?

While out on an early morning walk one Sunday, I passed a church just as some cars were pulling into the parking lot for a worship service.  I wondered if the people in those cars might think I was an … Continue reading

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Render Unto Caesar

In the U.S., April 15 means Tax Day. We frequently hear sermons in churches around this date reminding us of Christ’s admonition to give the things of this world to the rulers of this world and the things that are  … Continue reading

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The Season of our discontent

One day, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontent. I was reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 4,  that he had found “the secret of being content in … Continue reading

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