Category Archives: Personal Growth

I Heart Donald Miller

Not a surprise to my old bible study friends, I heart Donald Miller.  I fell in love with his writing when I first read Blue Like Jazz, and since then I read his entire collection.  I must also confess, that … Continue reading

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Broken From Within

“Don’t fool yourself and think that Spirit is somewhere else, in other-worldly experiences, in great rushes or ecstatic visions.  Life’s deepest experience is the joy that fills our hearts when we love and give to others.  Ask anyone in the … Continue reading

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JOY – Continued

I suck at swimming.  My children are both great at swimming and because I stink at it, I climb to a whole new level of pride when I watch what it takes to excel at this sport.  I have a … Continue reading

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Grace

I was struck today with a passage in Elizabeth Lesser’s book Broken Open.  She writes about a friend that has a stroke and while in the painful process of rehabilitation, barely being able to speak sentence, likens his condition to … Continue reading

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Joy

“Joy is not the absence of suffering.  It is the presence of God.” – Robert Schuller The older I get the more I find joy in the simple.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d have grandiose joy being whisked away on … Continue reading

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Spring….It’s a New Day

It’s a new day and it is ours…….that was the first line on my wedding invitation 18 years ago.  Funny how we have a few important dates in our life and we await them with great anticipation or dread, live … Continue reading

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Evidence of Assault

Your honor, I’d like to submit into evidence today’s reading in the One Day At A Time In Al-Anon book to confirm that I am being assaulted with the notion that I am required to Surrender at this present time … Continue reading

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Surrendering to the Fire

Three years ago I was a high school substitute teacher.  On the quiet days when the students decided to get to the business at hand, I would pull out my favorite book de jour, Steering By Starlight by Martha Beck … Continue reading

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