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On Sorrow & Grief

It’s important to grieve. It’s natural to grieve. It is good to grieve. Many (particularly Christians, for some reason) try to coax a premature joy in the midst of sorrow–from each other as well as ourselves. I am terribly guilty … Continue reading

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On the Loss of a Dear Uncle

One week ago, I grieved after my uncle’s funeral. Two weeks ago, my uncle died. Three weeks ago, I held his hand and whispered my love and goodbyes to him. It happens so quickly and in such a blur that … Continue reading

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Compassion Writing Stationary

For those of you who sponsor kids through Compassion, here are some great letter writing templates! I am always on the lookout for new ones, but I don’t like really busy ones. I like ones that allow me to actually … Continue reading

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Corporate Worship: Brown

Let’s talk about worship some more. Yesterday, we began with Bill Blankschaen’s article, Why I’m Still Struggling to Sing in Your Church. I shared my own thoughts regarding his concerns. Today, I’d like to write briefly about Jamie Brown’s article … Continue reading

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Corporate Worship: Blankschaen

Let’s talk about worship. Worship is an issue so close to my heart–as a Believer, as a musician, as a struggling theologian, as a cultural observer. There’s so much overlap, yet so much disparity between these parts of my existence. … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Legends

Every Family Historian has a few brick wills she will attempt to climb every now and again when the maze has confounded her. One of mine comes from my first Family History vacation in 2012. After visiting and touring the … Continue reading

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Isolation

There’s an old lyric from Caedmon’s Call: I love anonymity and I love being noticed–just the same as anybody else. Years ago, I told you how I love to be alone; these days I’d be perjuring myself. I’ve loved these … Continue reading

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