Running The Risk & Risking The Run (How-To #1)

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no  longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be  vulnerable.”  — Madeleine L’Engle Today I am inspired by risk and vulnerability. There is a balance of fear and courage in the…

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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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Follow Along with Me!

“And here in the dust and dirt, O here, the lilies of His love appear.” (Henry Vaughan) Dear Readers, Winter seems to be hanging on tightly, but spring is hinting that it wants very much to arrive, and Springtime for me is a time of new life and seeds being planted into beautiful flowers. Their…

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Blogging and the Courage to Grow (& Free Giveway)

“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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Magical Sundays & Time: What Do You Do When You Want To Do Everything?

Sundays are magical to me. They are the rainbow after a rainstorm, crocuses in Spring, caramel on a Sundae; they are cheese fondue, hazelnut chocolate, creme broulee. They are bright and sparkling and all mine. They are days of rest, days of alone time, days to catch up, days to get out running or be…

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Versatile Blogger Award

In this post I have nominated Versatile Blogger Award blogs that I think you would love.

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Running In The Darkness of Life

How many of you out there are runners? And how many of you have run on trails at nighttime in the dark of winter, trusting your footing will hold you steady? And whether or not you run, do you know how it feels to step into the darkness of your life, not knowing where the…

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Dogs: They Never Ghost Us or Abandon Us

“Everyone knows that dogs can be firehose-like gushers of unqualified love.”  Today I enjoyed an essay from The New York Times by Amy Sutherland on the incredible love connection between dogs and humans: Opening the Heart’s Floodgates, With A Paw. Our beloved dog companions might eat our shoes or snatch a piece of roast beef off…

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Cats Who Love Wilderness Adventures

This morning I came across a whole new genre of blogs and social media: cats who love adventure. Hiking in flower-covered hills, sleeping in tents, walking on fence-edges of railings, perching on the edge of mountains and the tips of rowboats and sailboats with the wind in their faces… you name it, they love it.…

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How Do Acts of Love Inspire Your Day?

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”     —Jean Vanier (founder of L’Arche) Doing ordinary things with extraordinary love–what does this really mean? What would you consider an ordinary thing and how can this small act be transformed for someone else into extraordinary…

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