An emotional workout with Coach Dory

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I am not a fan of insects. Never have been. My mom recalls a summer I spent indoors during my elementary school years because I didn’t like the bugs flying around. I’ve grown out of that (meaning, I don’t stay inside to avoid the bugs). The dislike for insects has…

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Walking by faith _________.

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How would you finish that sentence? I finish it like this: Walking by faith takes a lot of faith! Oh, how I wish following Jesus in faith were always bouncy and fun, like playing with Tigger or following Mary Poppins into that sidewalk chalk scene. I’ve found it to be more…

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Ahhhh, new mercies

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Isn’t true that some days are just better than others? We’ve all gotten up on the wrong side of the bed feeling tired, cranky, and so-so about ourselves and our lives. Some weeks I wonder if I will ever get up on the right side of the bed again. Today…

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Respect for people in need

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As much as my heart breaks for people in Africa who lack clean water, I have been reluctant to sit down and “get a plan” for greater involvement. The small things I do I hope are a true help in a tangible sort of way. But often my success and…

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A sense of the “present” God

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It is in the starkness of death that the reality of life is laid bare. Here we stop short, faced with the truth that we all must face. Over the weekend I had two funerals to attend; one for my husband’s grandfather, the other for a dear family friend of…

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Heart-to-heart at a tea party

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Last Christmas I gave the women in my family (plus a few friends) a variation on the jar journal. The jar journal concept is to pull preprinted question slips from a jar, paste it in your journal, and write, write, write! So I purchased pretty journals and pens, created explanation…

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Art that bolsters my soul

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 A Step of Faith a painting by Angel Ambrose One great blessing I have in life is to have dear friends to share the walk with. Not just acquaintances. I mean kindred spirits: people I can call at a moment’s notice and dump the depths of my heart in all…

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Longing for more faith-passion

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Over the past few weeks I have felt that familiar nudge inside, the one that is prompting me to an overhaul in how I am living life. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts in regard to self-indulgence and culture and goals. At the root of all these things, for me,…

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