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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Ah youth: endless, carefree days – adventure! Ah advancing age: clocks ticking – the blessings and curse of hindsight. If you knew then, what you know now, would you have chosen differently? In many instances – Of course you would … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Pregnant

It doesn’t take too long in life before we have acquaintance with women and girls having pregnancies both desired and feared. Roe v. Wade was decided when I was just starting high school, and so, for all intents and purposes, … Continue reading

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Personal Thoughts on Divorce

I recently read an article about divorce in a theological journal in which the writer assumed that the great number of divorces prove that people do not understand what they are promising when they marry.  The until-death-do-us-part bit. We aren’t … Continue reading

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The Intersection of How We Speak and Wanting a Seat in the Pew…

This last Sunday my husband and I accepted an invitation from friends to attend church with them. It is a very different denomination than ours and we talked with them before we accepted the invitation saying that we were seeking … Continue reading

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Austin Olive · MISSIONAL MONASTICS IN THE OLD PUEBLO?

I read this on my friend’s Facebook page yesterday. I asked him if I could share it on my blog and he graciously agreed. This is much different than what I talked about in Wanting a Seat in the Pew….but … Continue reading

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How we speak

Facebook can be a remarkable place of learning. Posts are instructive to analyze. It is instructive to see how often worthy arguments regarding an important subject only preach to other people who already feel the same way that the writer … Continue reading

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