Tag Archives: Ed Dahl

A Little More Freedom, Trust and Grace

I loved the idea that, despite my misguided actions, God saw my intent and looked upon me with kindness. But it didn’t take me long to realize that it was God who brought those actions to my attention in the … Continue reading

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Making Peace with My Humanity

I had another dream where I was rushing against all odds to accomplish something important. I woke with urgency still fresh in my veins. The day before, I tried to pack too much into my day and hurried to make dinner … Continue reading

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Hidden Beauty

“You have a beautiful smile,” someone said. “I love your laugh,” I heard another say a few days later. “You exude beauty!” a friend told me, looking right into my eyes. I could hardly take it in. They were talking about me … Continue reading

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Love Speaks to Me about Food

The voice I would listen to spoke to me about my relationship with food. Before we left on vacation, I discovered Geneen Roth’s book Women, Food and God. In it Roth talks about the guidelines for eating that have transformed her life. Instead of … Continue reading

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Seeing

A friend of mine recently returned from a three hundred kilometre pilgrimage in the United Kingdom. She and her husband walked twenty-five kilometres a day, much of it in silence. As they walked, she experienced a deepening stillness that enabled … Continue reading

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What Jesus Cares About

Walking home from the store I run into “Philip,” a guy in the neighbourhood who attends our church once in a while. He smiles and says hello, but frowns when I ask him how he’s doing. He tells me again … Continue reading

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This Journey Begins

When we pray, God is usually silent. This makes relating to God awkward, to say the least.  Books have been written over the centuries that tell us how to overcome this problem, but few show us. No matter how many … Continue reading

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