The Heron

I have been feeling creatively empty. It’s a combination of a few things that are real: the baby won’t sleep, I have four children and there aren’t enough hours in the day for everything to get done, I have obligations…

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Being Brave Together

In the moments when we wonder why we bother, when we feel futile and small and ridiculous, when we feel misunderstood and mischaracterized, when we are paying a price, it’s in those moments that we learn the truth about being…

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Someday

Someday I know I’ll be that lady in the grocery store, you know the one, the one who stops young mothers or fathers with toddlers in the little front seat cart seat with kids hanging off the end of the…

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Christ Candle :: Christmas Eve for Advent

This is the final part of a series of Advent Sunday night candle meditations.  Isaiah 9:2-7 The people who walk in darkness    will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness,     a light will…

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The Sanitized Stories We Tell

In the early days of a pregnancy, I went to see the midwife every month. Then it became every two weeks. Then, it began to feel as if I saw my midwife more often than I picked up my mail. We would go through…

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