Glimmers of Grace

No Moment is Trivial

No Moment is Trivial

To my beautiful friend Emily,   I’ve been thinking about our conversation of a few days ago. You know. The one where we talked about how difficult it is to allow ourselves to accept God’s invitation to simply "be," without feeling guilty that we're not "doing."  We...

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Rest and Refreshment on a Swing

Rest and Refreshment on a Swing

Where do you go for rest and refreshment? I've found one of my best places to leave the busy world behind and soak in the beauty of the day is on an old-fashioned swing. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Amazing, how such a small, controlled movement puts the swing in...

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Invitation to the Thirsty

Invitation to the Thirsty

To my beautiful friend Emily,   I’ve been thinking about our conversation of a few days ago. You know. The one where we talked about how difficult it is to allow ourselves to accept God’s invitation to simply "be," without feeling guilty that we're not "doing."  We...

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Strong, Tenacious, Confident

Strong, Tenacious, Confident

Where do you go for rest and refreshment? I've found one of my best places to leave the busy world behind and soak in the beauty of the day is on an old-fashioned swing. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Heel, toe. Amazing, how such a small, controlled movement puts the swing in...

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Next Time

Next Time

Autumn is such a bittersweet time of year. The world changing color before our eyes. That certain slant of light, tinging the clouds with violet. The smell and crunch of leaves underfoot. Sweaters, and snuggly down comforters and fleece throws on the back of the...

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Women Need Women!

Women Need Women!

As Sherri said at our last meeting, "Women need women!" A multi-generational group of women, most of them followers of Jesus, gathers in my kitchen every other Saturday morning at 10 am. We sip coffee and orange juice; heap our plates high with sinfully-...

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The Very Best Christmas Gift of All

The Very Best Christmas Gift of All

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? As I sit and meditate on these words from Isaiah 43:19, a picture springs to mind. A bean seed, unfurling underground, breaking the surface of the garden's parched and cracked dirt. Strong...

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This Place Called Cloudland

This Place Called Cloudland

Cloudland sits on the highest point of Butler County, where the observant can watch the weather unfurl, great clouds roiling and black on the horizon, or the sun rising, a red rubber ball trailing ribbons of pink across the horizon. And on days like today, cloud shadows play tag across the fields.
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