“What was the most memorable meal you ever had?” a friend asked everyone at the dinner table. One by one each person described an experience of eating extravagantly prepared food in an exquisite setting. But it was hard for me to listen. … Continue reading
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“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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I have been born again and again and again. With each new spiritual birth, I emerge from darkness into light as helpless as a babe. How does this new life in Christ work? In the past month, I have been … Continue reading
Deadlines intimidate me, especially when writing’s involved. I’ve learned the wisdom of waiting for a wave of creativity to carry me and not try to struggle against the tide. But a deadline says: Get going. You’ve used up your quota … Continue reading
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Tagged Bruce Cockburn, deadline, feather on the breath of God, Hildegard of Bingen, Isaiah 41:13, Jonathan Bliss, Lenten devotional, Luke 15, Luke 15 sermon, Megan Yungwirth, Pacing the Cage, sermon writing, writing process