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Signs of change

God has given us such a wonderful example of steady and gradual change as the seasons start, continue, and come to an end. And while some would prefer summer to linger, we all adapt our lives to this rhythm of steady change.

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What my soul needs

My soul needs to bask in canopies of green; My soul needs to hear the running water wash clean. My soul needs a reminder of

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Hard

““Why does it have to be so hard? Why is everything so hard?” It was with pleading eyes and frustrated tone, twinged with hopeless resignation that my colleague masked her questions as statements of exhaustive reality. Her eyes searched my face for an answer, as I silently stared at her.”

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How We Rest

“There I sat, opening, emptying, and resting. In that 30-minute ferry ride and while fully awake, I felt as though I had a deep, soul-cleansing nap.”

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The unexpected gift

This test is also a gift; an opportunity to reflect on gratitude. I find myself grateful for the things that I, like so many others, take for granted.

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Today I Know Joy

“I could have named more. Stopping, thinking, and naming my joys has brought to light all that is wonderful in my life. There is so much now that is challenging, difficult and less than ideal, with so much that is outside of my control.”

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A Light to Me

“I am not sure we are out of the dark tunnel of this year, but I feel our collective chins lifting. We continue to walk together. The circle of light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger with springtime, vaccinations, and accountability. The darkness is yielding, and the shadows are lifting.”

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Newness

I am not sure I went out looking for the resurrected Christ in my day, but glimpses of that new hope and creation were everywhere. 

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God is Right Here

“The whole time, there had been these tiny lights illuminating my way. I just did not notice them before, as I stubbled, bubbled and fumbled in the dark. But now, I no longer needed confidence in myself to find my way back, I had the assurance of knowing that my path would be lit.”

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