Tag: faith

  • Raining Silver Dollars

    Raining Silver Dollars

    Some years ago now, Tim and I joined friends for dinner at their home. The couple with whom we were dining had three young daughters. Sometime during the evening, the youngest of the girls became quite distraught over some wrong her sister had inflicted upon[..]
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  • A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Dear God: I am thankful for Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Rep. John Lewis, who made me cry when he told the story of growing up in a segregated South. I remember. Thank you for these men and women,like Senators Warren, Boxer, Duckworth,[..]
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  • Overcoming Evil

    Overcoming Evil

    Do good. As much good as you can find to do. Do it. I've been reading Ann Voskamp's book, The Broken Way. I want you to read it, too. I'm giving away two copies. For a chance to win, you need to leave your name below[..]
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  • This is My Confession

    This is My Confession

      She opened up the appointment book and flipped through the pages, trying to figure out a way to schedule the next haircut around both of our schedules. If we don't get it on the books, then too many weeks pass by and I grow[..]
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  • A Note from David

    A Note from David

      Don't bother your head with braggarts Or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun. Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to[..]
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  • Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

    Everyday is a Jubilee for Each of Us

      I was packing up my bags when the phone call came. It was somewhere around 7 a.m. but I'd been up an hour already. "Karen, looks like there might be a Jubilee going on." "Oh, wow!" I said. "Really?" "I'm headed out to the[..]
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  • A Most Fortunate Daughter

    A Most Fortunate Daughter

      I am a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, straight woman who for many years has identified as an Evangelical (in the strictest dictionary sense of that word, not the political one) for decades now. In other words, I'm a most fortunate daughter. There are certain assumptions[..]
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  • The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled

      The trip to Durango was a quick one. No time for a sit-down breakfast, we picked up lattes and croissants at the french bakery on Main Street. We can recommend the pastries, but not the coffee. Durango Main Street reminded me a lot of[..]
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  • Stories Behind the Story

    Stories Behind the Story

      There was that moment, (you knew there would be one, didn't you?), when Kimberly Faith Hickman, the insightful and masterful director of MOTHER OF RAIN, took me by the hand after the show and said, "You have to hear this story." This was on[..]
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