Tag: faith

Want

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“I want you to let go.” These are the words said to me. It was a dream, but not a dream. “Want” There are deep desires within all of us that drive our search for meaning. If you are reading these words–you were born with desire and want inside of you. You have been pushing the…

Short Post: NoFBNov

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No Facebook November is about leaning into life and seeing the invisible. What will I see if I keep looking up? This is the kind of fast day I’m after:     to break the chains of injustice,     get rid of exploitation in the workplace,     free the oppressed,     cancel debts. What I’m interested in seeing you do…

No Facebook November 2015

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I’ve rewritten the first sentence of this blog post four times…Despite being pulled out of bed to write with a heart pounding full of purpose, I still have an incessant compulsion to edit and perfect the words that you, my reader, will see. I haven’t been able to write in a long time. The creative constipation…

Forgiveness Blooms

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My four year old son, Desmond, told me that he would say the prayer for our lunch. He said he was “going to do the one we do at church with fire”. I raised my eyebrows and then bowed my head with him.  He started into the Lord’s Prayer with child-like accuracy and then came…

Miracle Zip at the Chef’s Table

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I was a little kid once…my parents would motivate me to eat by letting me know that I won’t grow unless I eat. Despite the assumed correlation between eating and growing, I haven’t grown an inch taller since I was 12. My mom thinks it might have something to do with my experiment with vegetarianism…I think it mostly…

Blessings for a New Year

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              I am blessed to have a job that allows me to meet wonderful people. Many days I get to learn someone’s story and lend my assistance in their journey. One year ago I was working with a homeless man who had recently transferred from a mission in the city…

Hope in a Christmas Jar

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              I love my children. All day at work I look forward to seeing them. Even if it is a day that I won’t get to see them…I’m still thinking about the smell of their hair and the twinkle in their eyes. I love to listen to them talk…

A Different December: Giving Tuesday

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Yesterday, I listened to a friend express her frustration with the commercialization of Christmas. After years of keeping up with the gift giving flurry she decided to make 2014 the year that Christmas did not drive the family further into debt. After detailing how she had frugally transformed Christmas gifting this year, she went on…

Not my circus, not my monkeys

It’s not easy saying “not my circus, not my monkeys” when those darn monkeys are so good at flinging poo. #WishInOneHand #CanYouEvenSeeTheOther It happens. It stinks. Don’t fling it. Don’t roll all around in it and believe that the smell will attract something positive. Even if you were wearing a diaper, as a containment method,…

You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!

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          My heart broke 2 nights ago…I was sure that I was ruining my children’s lives… We were settled down in bed and the room had grown quiet. Dexter was fast asleep and Desmond says, through ever-increasing tears, “Mommy, I miss daddy when I’m with you. I miss daddy when I’m…