Love Them From The Rooftops?

There are moments when you feel the needle moving, when you feel the arch of the universe actually bending towards justice and love and shalom. — Sarah Bessey It was a long day at work. I was coming home, and looking for the slightest encouragement of budding pink and white blossoms on the bare branches […]

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My Village, Your Village

My village is not the typical village I dreamt it would be when I was younger … but maybe there’s no such thing as typical? Do you ever wonder, who will be there for you if you are struggling, if you get really sick, have a life crisis, or someday if you are dying? Who […]

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Tiny Cat: Heart of A Lion

How many of you have a small cat that loves you with a huge fierceness? My Keko-cat started out as a rescue, skin and bones and hungry and dirty-white-street-smudged all over. She quickly became my friend, then delegated me as her best friend, deciding that she would change my hope to foster to a decision […]

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Top Ten Ways To Become A Sleeping Beauty

Even the worst sleeper can become a sleeping beauty. I have learned over the years that it’s a skill, and one that we have to learn and work at. We can teach ourselves to sleep well, just as we can teach children to sleep. It’s called sleep training. It works on adults too. I often […]

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Dear Porch Lights: Why Can’t Love Do More?

Dear Porch Lights, Running from dusk towards dark, you led me home. So often, darkness is interrupted by light and love. It’s hard to know it’s coming, it’s hard to wait for it, it’s hard to even see it sometimes, but I believe it’s there. Tonight, as I ran, my heart was heavy as I […]

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Living Like Percy: The Love Of A Dog

Love, love, love, says Percy. And run as fast as you can along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust. Then, go to sleep. Give up your body heat, your beating heart. Then, trust.  — Mary Oliver There is something about dogs that makes me want to live to the fullest and love to the fullest, and open […]

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Chorus of Frogs: Listening for One Voice

There is a chorus of frogs all around me. It has been one of the greatest moments of wonder so far on my trip to Victoria. My family lives in a different house now, with trails and ponds surrounding their backyard, and as I write from the sunroom, watching the red streaks of sunset over […]

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When Silence Saves Us

Words. They are everywhere. Our most intimate moments, relationship moments, community and world moments, are all made up of words. Every day we say and read hundreds and thousands of words. Language is primarily spoken and written. I use words constantly at home, at work, and in my life. Expressing what we feel and think […]

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Blogging and the Courage to Grow

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

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