Monthly Archives: November 2015

Advent is a Time of Waiting

  Advent is a time of waiting. I hate waiting. I can even get impatient with next-day delivery. Yet wait I must, but it is the waiting and just out of sight is the time and place where God is … Continue reading

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National Day to Give Thanks

Gratitude and humility are like oxygen and water for me. I’m grateful I live in a nation that takes a time out on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks, and there is always so much to be thankful … Continue reading

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We would rather be ruined than changed….

W. H. Auden: “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die.” What surprises most when I look back on my life is … Continue reading

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Theological Differences

“This past summer a network of relationships exploded over theological differences. Words were said–emails sent which angered and hurt me deeply. I resisted, for once, the overwhelming temptation to strike back, arguing my position as to why I was right … Continue reading

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Latest from Bucharest

Amazing what 24 hours can change. Not only can I change where I am from Sonoma to Bucharest, Romania, but during that 24 hour cycle I can let go of my expectations and embrace the life that I’m invited to … Continue reading

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