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Posts tagged ‘Faith’

A Birthday Letter to my Daughter

I’m sharing this letter to my daughter, as October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. 

Happy Birthday, my sweet Sofia! It’s hard to believe you are nine years old. Nine! I find myself saying that time flies, but I know that those nine years have been rich with so many blessings, joys and much learning. Read more

Cracks in our Shell and the Illusion of Perfection

The baby waiting to break through the shell is unaware of the beauty of its outward appearance. By instinct it simply must break through to experience new life. Without breaking through, it will die.

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On Sunsets & Living Poems

Everyday, the Divine Artist creates masterpieces. As I descended the wooden plank walkway, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of them I’ve missed. In my busyness? How many times have I allowed beauty to be overshadowed by things over which I have no control?

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One Word 2013 Recap & My Word for 2014

If there’s been a year I needed to remember that regardless of my physical dwelling, that the dwelling of my heart and soul is secure, it’s been this past year. Read more

Life in the Margins – Advent 2013

If you find yourself in the margins this Christmas season, know that there is One who sees you. He was born into and lived His life in the margins and He'll meet you right where you are.

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The Parable of the Peonies

It’s the one who goes through the storms of life, withstanding all of the harshness and winds of difficulty, by leaning into the One who created all in an spectacular act of love…this is the one whose roots of faith grow deep and strong, in the unseen places of the heart.

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Bananas, Stars & the Gratitude of a Child

It all started with the word “banana.” It’s not a complicated word. Rather a fun word to say...

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Dwelling in Possibility – One Word 2013

I’ve a confession. Here goes. I’m not always… an optimist. I’d like to say I’m a realist and not pessimistic. I’d like to say that, but it wouldn’t be the whole truth.

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One Word 2013 – Dwell

Choosing one word to focus your year upon can be a daunting task. But, not this year. This year’s word began popping up in the waning months of 2012.

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Advent & The Spending of Time

Earlier this year, I came across a survey about friendship. In it, respondents were asked what one thing their closest friend or friends did that they valued most & made their relationship genuinely close.

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