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Blogging is a new adventure for me.  I’ve written in the past but more in the form of newsy updates for the purposes of keeping supporters informed of what I was up to in the missions world. 333 more words


The Lenten season heads to final days and the tradition of Maundy Thursday arrives with images of foot washing by religious leaders.  This year, there are articles that summarize the “controversy” that has been stirred as a… 241 more words

Tender Shoot


He grew up before us like a tender shoot

Like a root out of dry ground,


I’ve meditated on this verse from the start of Isaiah 53 a number of times.   541 more words

The Time Has Come

“… captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord ’s favor has come. 403 more words


On Defense Mechanisms

We’ve all got defense mechanisms. Each of us is equipped with an immune system, a biological defense mechanism, and even the most disordered immune system still exists, though it may not function properly. 665 more words

Forget a New Chapter; I'm Starting a New Book

Recently, I stumbled upon this compelling quote: “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” I couldn’t have found a better way to describe today. 523 more words

2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: April

Cultivating a Resilient Spirit – letting go of numbing and powerlessness

When considering what resilience means for me I often return to the subject of vulnerability and how being truly resilient and knowing the depth of one’s strength and personal capacity and power, one must also know the shadow sides, the depth of one’s vulnerabilities and be willing to show them and show up for them. 734 more words