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  • faint not

    November 30, 2014

    The first Sunday of Advent. The Sunday of Hope. In a darkened world, finding glimmers of hope can often prove elusive for many. We search…

  • the broken beautiful

    July 17, 2014

    Last December I read a fascinating article about the Japanese art of Kintsugi (also referred to as Kintsukuroi)– which is the tradition of fixing…

  • Drop by Drop

    May 12, 2014

    The day after Mother’s Day.

    A morning in which we awaken after a day of praise and adulation and get back to work as usual….

  • an anthem & an education

    March 19, 2014

    You call me out upon the waters
    The great unknown
    Where feet may fail
    And there I find you in the mystery
    In oceans deep
    My faith will stand


  • Frozen Blossoms

    October 25, 2013

    In the early spring of this year, we had a span of beautiful, mild weather. The sun came out, the snow melted.  After a…

  • Celestial Realities

    August 22, 2013

    In my last post, I mentioned that I had been re-reading A Quiet Heart by Patricia Holland. It is one of my most favorite spiritually-themed…

  • Protect the Nestlings

    April 21, 2013

    It has been quite the week.

    Bombings in Boston, explosions in Waco, massive flooding in my hometown of Chicago, a (small) earthquake here in our…

  • Forget Me Not

    April 12, 2013

    I’m tired. I’m worn. My heart is heavy.

    Lyrics from a Tenth Avenue North song that ring true in my life right now.

    I am…

  • A Letter to a Friend

    April 10, 2013

    Dear Emily,

    You have been on my mind so much as of late. Even though hundreds of miles and several states separate us physically, I…