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Please visit the new location of my blog on
I have moved my blog to my personal web site. Please visit me there to read new blog posts, hear about my new books and register for the Starting Something New retreats.

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Word-of-the-Year 2015: REST
I’ve known for a couple of weeks what my word-of-the-year
needed to be about but actually landing on the precise word has been difficult.
The idea I wanted to convey with this linguistic focal point for the year was
the attitude of open-handed trust in God;...

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This I Believe: Hiddenness is the Way toward Interior Freedom
Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness I've known for some time that the best description I can give for my spiritual quest right now is the desire for interior freedom. Below is an excerpt from a book called Fire of Mercy and edited by my husband. As I read i...

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Foreshadowing: What I discovered I wrote to David in his Senior High School Year Book
Tonight is our 40 th High School Class Reunion. I
realize that by admitting that I’m also admitting my age. Oh, well. Times like
these make me thoughtful and reflective of my life; of things past that with a
single prompt become a flood of once-buried memor...

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What Happens within the Heart of God when we Cry?
Richard Sibbes (1577–1635) How we think of God, how we envision God’s disposition
toward us is said to be the most important thing about us. A puritan by the
name of Richard Sibbes was known for his vision of God as a life-giving,
generative, warming sun. A...

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The Father-Daughter Dance
Today’s date will always be significant to me. It will
always take me back to one of the most vivid and unforgettable days of my life;
the day I witnessed death for the first time; the day I sat next to my dad’s
bed and watched him die. He’d been sick for a...

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"You're Afriad of Empty"
We stood in the foyer of our home, saying good bye to
some new friends who had stopped by to meet us and hear the story of Sustainable Faith Indy . We’d had one of those serendipitous visits where you feel as though
you’ve met some new friends who, in truth...

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: Helpful Habits for Putting Ourselves to Bed
Last night, about a half-hour before I went to bed, I
popped onto my lap top, responded to a few emails, and checked Face Book to see
who liked a picture on my wall of my adorable grandson. Prior to that, I’d been
reading a non-fiction book; a book that was...

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The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities: A guest post by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc (make a comment and you might win a copy!)
 A new friend of mine and fellow spiritual director, Kathy Bolduc, has recently written a book called The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities . An excerpt is below. As I have read through its pages, I am drawn into a world that I don't know ...

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35 Years Ago Today: Little did I know that I was signing up for the adventure of a lifetime!
We stood at the altar, facing one another, our eyes wide open with hope and desire for our future together. And as we look back, 35 years to this day, we both realize how little we knew about each other; about what it would take to be married; and about the...
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