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December 28, 2014

Doubt, Pain and Infanticide (Or Why The Feast of the Holy Innocents Is My Favorite Feast Day)

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Featured image: François-Joseph Navez, Massacre of the Innocents Today, December 28, is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. As I shared with the glorious pilgrims in the Coming Home eCourse, it’s my favorite feast day of the year. It combines Christmastide and doubt, the hope of the resurrection and all of our questions, and here, with […]

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November 26, 2014

My Words Can’t Carry All The Praise

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Glorious God, how curious and what a confession that we should set aside one day a year and call it Thanksgiving. I smile at the presumption, and hope you smile, too. But the truth is, Holy Friend, that my words can’t carry all the praise I want them to, or that they should, no matter […]

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November 5, 2014

Just A Note

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This have been quiet here for the past few months. My daughter was born in early September, and the final edits on my book, Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh & Bone, were due at the beginning of October. I had hoped to finish the Enneagram & Prayer series before going on maternity […]

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July 14, 2014

Help With A Headshot

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So it’s getting to be that time—I’ve been sending out requests for endorsements (humbling, so very humbling) and reviewing the edits on the manuscript for Embracing the Body: Finding God In Our Flesh & Bone. I’ll have an announcement for you next week about the release date and all that will be happening around that. […]

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July 4, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Five

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Type Five The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated Type Five in Brief Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. […]

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June 25, 2014

The Ennegram & Prayer: Type Four

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Join me in welcoming back the Enneagram & Prayer series! Thanks for your grace as I’ve taken a needed break. Type Five will be posted next Wednesday, July 2. Today, enjoy reflections on Type Fours and Prayer. Type Four The Sensitive, Introspective Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temeperamental Type Four in Brief Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and […]

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June 20, 2014

Enneagram & Prayer Series Back Next Week

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I’ve had a few of you dear ones send a note asking if the Enneagram & Prayer series is going to continue. Thank you so much for checking in. It absolutely will, with Type Four & Prayer being posted next week on Wednesday, and I’ll hopefully be able to get back into more of a […]

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June 6, 2014

Let The Church Brokenhearted Sing

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Today I attended the funeral of a dear friend, a life cut short, but lived so well. Last night, I got a message from a friend who was in lockdown on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, the site of another school shooting. In the evening, students gathered to pray on the lawns as their […]

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May 28, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Three

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A brief note: I just wanted to apologize for not getting this post live last week as I’d hoped. It’s been a challenging week for the holy mess I call my spiritual community, the folks of my church, and dwelling in grace and the Christ-life meant letting a few things go. Sarah Bessey posted eloquently last […]

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May 14, 2014

The Enneagram & Prayer: Type Two

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The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Generous, Demonstrative, People-Pleasing, and Possessive Type Two in Brief Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be […]

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