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9 new, fresh approaches to the old, tired job search

11 Mar


This time it’s going to be different.

Do you ever get tired of change? My life is on the verge of change…again. Occasionally there have been changes that were happily met, but I find the more fear I feel for what’s behind the mystery door, the more resistant I tend to be toward going through it. What could be behind that door could be SO AMAZING. Is it the pessimist in me — or the small fearful child — who believes it’s more practical to be ready for the worst to come through it at me instead? Continue reading

Revelations from a snoring dog

8 Nov

So the other night I switch off the lights and I’m trying to snuggle down into blissful sleep when my dog starts snoring louder than a 747 at take-off. Continue reading

Holy Week Homework

24 Mar

Your assignment: reflect on why Palm Sunday is important, and walk through the life of Christ through the 1977 mini-series “Jesus of Nazareth“…in remembrance of Him this week.

Blessings on you and your family as you remember the passion of our Lord and Savior during this special week!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

When I think of Ireland, I think of a place that has known more than its share of sad and difficult days.  But those things only make me grateful for my Irish ancestry because it is a reminder to me of their determination to overcome.  It speaks to me of our faithful Lord who will not abandon us in our trials.  He will come to us.  And no matter what evil befalls us, He is greater, and His grace endures forever.  I don’t need green food coloring.  I don’t need to wear green (I tell people my red hair is Irish enough and if they pinch me they’ll find out how much).  I’d much rather celebrate the substance at the heart of an overcoming people.

One of my favorite albums is In Christ Alone featuring music from three different recording artists: Margaret Becker, Maire Brennan (of the Irish group Clannad), and Joanne Hogg (of the British group Iona).  The album is a testament to unity in worship between Catholic and Protestant, Irish and British and American.  It’s a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day greeting card for our loving Creator.  One of my favorite songs from the album is “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer”:

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Freckles & flaws, gray hairs & muffin-tops

13 Mar

Don’t believe that you are beautiful just the way you are?  Don’t believe that you are special?  My dear friend, you couldn’t be more wrong.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

You understand my thought from afar.

You scrutinize my path and my lying down,

And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

Even before there is a word on my tongue,

Behold, O Lord, You know it all. Continue reading

Baby steps

22 Jan

God is so good to me.

I cannot count the ways…but I can tell you how good He has been this week to remind me what He has put in me that makes me want to do what I do. Continue reading

Hope, love, joy, peace, Christ

25 Dec

This Advent season has been a delight. The candles were lit as a reminder of the Greatest Gift Ever Given–the birth of a Savior sent to die for us. The One who has given us our hope, love, joy, and peace.


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