Tiny Miracles

Once in a while, if you’re lucky—and careful, and discerning—you can find something really inspiring on social media. For me this week it was a mesmerizing video of soap bubbles freezing in real time in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now before you start thinking I must have too much time on my hands, which I don’t, […]

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The God Lever

In last week’s message I mentioned I was adapting to using only my left hand for the time being and that I’d discovered that when I come up against an obstacle—putting my hair up or peeling a banana, for example—the answer often seems to have something to do with leverage. That idea stayed with me […]

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Being Content

Do you know that moment in the evening-time, when you finally sit down to rest—maybe on the deck– after picking up sticks and pulling weeds and mowing the grass and  fixing supper and cleaning up the dishes? It’s that moment when everything’s done that’s going to get done today. A time when you can relax […]

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God’s Possibilities

Have you ever struggled with something that you just couldn’t find an answer to? Maybe it was a big decision that would affect people you love. Perhaps it was conflict with another person, and you just couldn’t see eye to eye. Or it might have been a big leap of faith—something was stirring inside, leading […]

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The Gifts of Imperfection

Well, like it or not, we slid on the ice right into a new year. For some of us, the change is jarring—kind of like the way we resist changing to Daylight Savings Time. For others, it’s a relief to see 2017 go. No matter which group you belong to—sad to see the year go […]

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Having Enough

So did you get enough to eat on Thursday? Are you still full? Thanksgiving has a way of doing that, doesn’t it? There is so much to eat and it’s all good. Special dishes our families love, connected to sweet memories and time-worn traditions. We have to try at least some of everything. Soon we’re […]

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The Woolly Worm Principle

So what’s your prediction for winter this year? Are we in for a snowy season, subzero temperatures, lots of ice? Or will it be gray and rainy without much snow accumulation? We’d sure like to have a sign so we’d know how to prepare. Get more ice melt. Make sure our shovels are still in […]

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