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What Prayer Can Be

Sunday evening at the end of Evening Prayer, a young man in our midst whom I respect and treasure very much offered to say the prayers for the night.  He asked if there were any prayer concerns.  Our Princess spoke up and looked over at me as if seeking approval for her request.  She shared… Continue reading What Prayer Can Be

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Goodness…..one Cup at a Time

You might remember me sharing about a coffee shop in our community where all kinds of good things are happening.  This is where my children have grown up playing and laughing and making good friends.  We have met some of our best friends in that space.  At one time or another I and my oldest… Continue reading Goodness…..one Cup at a Time

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Spring Green

To paraphrase Eddie Rabbitt, "I love a rainy day." Today it rained and it poured and it did my soul good. For, you see, when it rains like this, it seems as though things slow down.  My soul quiets, and I take a deep breath.  I even let myself pick up a book in the… Continue reading Spring Green

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A Life Well Laughed and Loved

Twenty-one years ago, the world lost an amazing.....and an amazed man.  He loved life.  He was in love with living I think.  My Great Uncle, married to my Mama's Mama's sister, my dear Great Aunt.  I can honestly say he was one of the most joy-filled people I've ever met. Family issues put him and… Continue reading A Life Well Laughed and Loved

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‘Tis the Season

Today at our Sister Circle, we gathered and read the seventeenth principle from Find Your Way Home, a compilation of stories surrounding the twenty-four principles for living in the grace-filled community of Magdalene, a place for women to rebuild their lives after living on the streets. Remember you have been in the ditch.  Truth, yes? We all know… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

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After the Pink Ribbons Have Faded…..

The last day of October is upon us.  Pink month is almost over. Last Wednesday we gathered to say goodbye and remember a sweet lady whose fight with breast cancer had ended.  Last night I thought about a sweet young mama whose fight also was over, ending a life so full way too soon.  I… Continue reading After the Pink Ribbons Have Faded…..

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Maemae’s Special Ingredient

Every third Saturday the men of Trinity UMC have a Men's Breakfast.  What a great group of folks, so welcoming, and you can tell they really, really enjoy being together.  As a matter of fact, if you are male of any age, you should head on out and join them next month.  I know you'd… Continue reading Maemae’s Special Ingredient