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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20 May 2009


Of all the things on this journey that I didn’t expect, it has been the depth of sheer anger and rage I have at a man who has been dead nearly 20 years.  I am a natural redhead and have borne jokes through the years about my supposed anger.  The truth is that I’m really […]

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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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22 Apr 2009

more transparency

We’ve been having dinner with friends from our church – or, more specifically, friends who are on staff at our church. Our goal has been to build a relationship, absolutely, but also to give them a safe place to “be themselves” as they struggle with a situation in their family. A beautiful friendship has blossomed […]

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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


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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10 Feb 2009


You might have noticed another badge along the sidebar of the site; it’s from Family Dynamics Institute. Divorce happens. It’s a sad fact of life that I wish wasn’t. But it’s been going on for thousands of years and is in no way a “new thing” or an American condition. Jesus recognized that Moses set […]

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29 Jan 2009

this means war

Sometimes in today’s world, we don’t talk about spiritual warfare as though it’s real.  We talk about how much God loves us and how Jesus came to fill in the gap for us, but we don’t talk about an Enemy who is more than real, the author of evil, and who has set his will […]

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21 Jan 2009


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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