And now to resume daily life

Having returned last night from a five-day trip, having listened to the phone messages and helped my husband find the thing he urgently needed, having…

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Ebook by Shannon Hale: How to Pray when You Can’t Sit Still

How to Pray When You Can’t Sit Still is a new ebook by Shannon Hale, (available through Amazon.com for $3.99). Shannon writes to those of us who want…

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The begonia that I have that is mine

This is one of my begonias. Of course I admit it is not “mine” in the sense that I did not make it. I well remember sitting in my grandmother’s Sunday…

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Today is Inspiration Day

September 10, 1946, is the day Mother Teresa referred to as her Inspiration…

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The Place of Places in our Lives

Do you believe in “thin places”? My friend Suzette used this term as she…

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Do you need an in-car espresso maker?

I think I do. I love this idea. Granted it’s dangerous, but of course I would…

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Put a Ring Around Your Prayer Requests

I’m doing something new in my prayer life.  The idea came from my daughter…

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Long Live the Table

 At 6:00 this morning, 5 friends gathered around my kitchen table. We shared coffee and oatmeal and stories from the week. We prayed through Psalm 102—reading…

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The Iron Lady’s angle of repose

Margaret Thatcher is alive and well and had tea with the Queen a few weeks ago, according to an article in the UK press. I wonder if she has watched Iron…

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Managing Complexity with Checklists

If you like reading about innovative and practical ideas, here’s a book I recommend: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. The subtitle is How to…

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2012 will be A Wonderful Year

 Last night our family watched It’s a Wonderful Life, as our we do every New Year’s Eve. My favorite scene is near the end when George Bailey (played…

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