18 Jun 2010

the ultimate removal of the masks

I have been insanely busy lately – my apologies for not writing for the past 6+ weeks.  We are preparing to move across country and needless to say, my time is more than well-spoken for right now.  This is the last day before the moving truck arrives and as I look around the house, I […]

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08 Nov 2009

If You Love Someone….

Sting wrote the song “If You Love Someone (Set Them Free)” in 1985 in response to the popularity of the previous Police hit “Every Breath You Take,” which was not a love story as the public took it, but the story of a stalker watching and obsessing over his prey.  He was chagrined at how […]

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15 Jun 2009

the little foxes

We have a family of foxes living in our backyard. Yep, it’s like Animal Planet over here – rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, a groundhog, deer, and now a mama fox & 4 kits. It’s cool to watch, no question – but it’s also brought a bit more clarity to the Scriptural idea of “little foxes spoiling […]

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07 May 2009

something to celebrate

In the midst of this trying time in our lives, we attended a meeting last Saturday that was imminently encouraging and infused me with all sorts of hope.  And that’s a nice feeling to embrace – it seems like it’s been a while since I have. Our church is in the forming/planning stages of a […]

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10 Mar 2009

it’s about character

I went to the Str8s meeting in my area this past weekend.  In retrospect, I was incredibly nervous and stressed about it – I think I was afraid it would be like the email list I’m a part of: negative, slightly bitchy, and a time where spouses are bashed. I could not have been more […]

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25 Feb 2009

oversold

I don’t hawk things in my writing – at least, i haven’t so far. And I’m not really starting to now. But I came across a great short film that touched me deeply and made me think that readers here might appreciate it. It’s called “Oversold,” and is a modern-day depiction of the book of […]

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21 Jan 2009

boundaries

Recently, someone on one of my husband’s support-group e-lists wrote about “broken walls” in regard to an addict.  I realized, while reading it, that “broken walls” are equivalent to “broken (or missing) boundaries” as well. Brian A. (the author of the original note) wrote: A good description of an addict is a “city without walls,” […]

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28 Dec 2008

eowyn: a model for strong women

As a Tolkien-nut (certifiable), I have spent many hours reading, watching, and contemplating the characters that Professor Tolkien wrote in his Lord of the Rings trilogy.  If you pressed me on which character was my favourite, I’d say, “Arwen,” because she is graceful, beautiful, and holds the image of romance for me.  Her story (found […]

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19 Dec 2008

Why is porn use so shameful?

Once again I find myself pondering deep questions and concepts and this seems to be a good place to hash some of this out.  So bear with me, if you will. In a discussion pertaining to pornography use and the shamefulness we see in those who partake and who are addicted, someone suggested that it’s […]

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29 Nov 2008

reasons for thanksgiving

This is Thanksgiving weekend in the US, and as we found reasons to count our blessings, I came across a few that won’t fit in the traditional (upcoming) Christmas letter.  😉   I’m not really sure how one goes about informing and updating those who receive your Christmas notes and cards that you’ve a) had […]

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