Five Minute Friday – Nothing

 I’m back.  It’s been several weeks since I’ve held hands with the women of this community. Nothing earth shattering or life changing kept me from the action except the Montreal Canadiens made it to the Eastern Conference Finals so hockey has consumed my Thursday evenings.  Until last night. When they lost in Game 6 🙁  So with the skates, sticks and pucks cleaned out of the...
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Embracing Pain

“By greeting life’s pain with something other than denial we may find something unexpected.  By inviting God into our difficulties we ground life- even it’s sad moments – in joy and hope” – Henri Nouwen  For years I have been under the assumption that in order to be free from soul pain I must do whatever it takes to find the source of  pain and...
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An Act of Obedience

“It’s not about the outcome — it’s about the obedience”   My friend Kris, said that to me on cool afternoon while we were chatting, it was in response to this question: “What if I go the entire summer with no job, no money in my bank account and things go terribly, terribly wrong?”    I let her words sink deep and they tumbled around.  I struggle with...
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(in)Courage Community Groups

Words have long been a solace for me.  Some of my earliest memories are about being wrapped in a blanket with my nose in a book and words soothing places in me that needed soothing.  Stories became my playground and I would spend long hours immersed in the worlds of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy, Edmond, Peter and Susan, and The Boxcar Children.  I began to realize at an early age...
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Moments in Motherhood

My friend wrote a book recently.  One that filled in the cracks of this mama’s heart.  Someone finally put words to what I never spoke out loud.  Someone gave a voice to my fears, my perceived failures and all of what I thought was inadequate in my mothering. Someone put words to my wounds and then God used her words and covered them in a healing grace.  Yesterday was...
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