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Letting Go of Holiday Expectations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, that’s what the songs tell us, but maybe for you, it’s not. Maybe it’s a time when you are reminded of all of your inadequacies as you scroll through stunning photos on Instagram. Maybe  your heart is breaking in two as the grief over losing a loved one threatens to […]

Shadow Walking: Follow Me

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two […]


I wake up early in Nicaragua. This is a strange thing for me as my natural tendency is to sleep until the last possible moment and even then I get out of bed begrudgingly. But the sun rises early here and so do I. The early mornings are filled with charm. The sun is already warming me as a soft […]

When I Don’t Want to Choose Dignity

We are already 2 weeks into 2015 and I have to tell you that I am NOT liking my one word for the year. Who thought dignity was a good idea?!! Deliberate made sense. It gave me the opportunity to think through what I do, to set goals, to make lists. It meant that I wasn’t going to let life just happen […]

Plan Pastoral Sabbaticals~ Way 29

  Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. ~1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 Sabbatical~ any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or […]