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GPS for the Soul Week 2

We all carry around some unnecessary invisible weight. Hurt, anger, disappointment, fear, bitterness, resentment, shame, worry, and despair are not only dangerously heavy but take up space meant for creativity, peace, and fun. What I can tell you from my own experience is that when a worry or fear or

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GPS for the Soul Way-Finding Sign Illustration

GPS for the Soul Week 1

I humbly offer now a 6-week Lenten blog series called, GPS for the Soul. Every Monday I will deliver into your inbox “spiritual coordinates” to help guide you through Lent. We will rely on Jesus, his words and actions, as our map. Expect scripture where Jesus offers practical advice for

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Love must prevail

Why can't we just love one another? God must hurt for us. For all the blessings, we continue to fall short on our Creator's only ask—to love. There is no judgment. God knows we will make mistakes, lose our courage, even fail miserably in our efforts. Still, love is our

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A Thanksgiving Reflection

I arrive to Thanksgiving, 2020 in such a different place than this time last year. I'm feeling what I imagine marathoners must experience around mile 18, less pluck,—but ever determined to press on. We are in a tender season. Many of our "soul" anchors such as familial relationships, health, job

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Come home

I gift you with a prayer this week that I hope when you close your eyes and listen can become your own. A silver lining of Corona is that we have been given the chance to remember again what truly matters. To recreate for ourselves, with God's help, a life

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A Lighthouse

Today marks the beginning of Holy week, a sacred stretch of time embroidered with clues as to how to live, to love, to suffer, to trust God regardless of the circumstances, to live in hope, to die and resurrect. Over the next seven days, join me in walking again the

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A piece in the puzzle

I enjoy the challenge of a Word Scramble. You know, those word puzzles where the letters to a word are scrambled on the page. The word reads gibberish. Take for example: TIHFA. To solve this "scramble" I have to believe a real word can be made from the scramble of

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The Best In Me is You in Me

Some days I wake up feeling especially human. My imperfections seem to outshine my glories. No one would believe I have any relation to God by my thoughts, actions, and dismal soul-showing. My friend Tallu recently wrote an encouraging prayer asking God to help mend the divine image in her.

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Who Takes the Lead?

We have a menagerie of animals at our house, almost a Noah’s Arkful! Our most recent addition is a brother/sister pair of huskies. I confess a moment of Christmas parental weakness. Who wouldn’t want a couple of cute puppies around the tree? What were we thinking? Huskies have a lot

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