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Brackish Water

Until I moved to Virginia, the term “brackish water” wasn’t a part of my vocabulary. I had visited oceans with crashing waves and salt-laden shores. I had spent time splashing in the fresh water Great Lakes and watching barges push … Continue reading

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After Rain

I glanced at the weather this morning and saw rain in the forecast, but it wasn’t until I was in the middle of the wholesale club store with my cart full of needed supplies for a post-funeral reception at church … Continue reading

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Living Water 6: Rainy Day Reflection

It feels poetic (yet hopefully not overdone) to convey that I am sitting to write this final reflection on “living water” for the week on a rainy, spring morning. ┬áMy backyard looks like a classic calendar scene of almost-April showers: … Continue reading

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Living Water 4: Rain

Like many people, I am growing weary of this year’s seemingly endless winter. I have found myself thinking longingly about warm, springtime rain or even the downpours and thunderstorms that break through long, hot spells of summer. As I was … Continue reading

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Living Water 3: Symbolism

My stories about “living water” so far this week have been literal. But, water is deeply symbolic to me as well. Water is a part of my archetype, as Jung would call it: that unconscious link between who I am … Continue reading

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Living Water 2: Our Daily Water

The year before I started Kindergarten, my parents and I moved from an apartment in the upstairs of my Gramma’s farm house to a small house in the neighboring town. Moving to the bustling town of around 2,000 people seemed … Continue reading

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Living Water 1: Baptism

I didn’t actually think that the first “living water” themed topic I would write about on this blog would be my own baptism. But, this evening as I sat in stillness with this theme, a vivid image of that Sunday … Continue reading

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Blessing 3: Community

In my faith community, we are reading Diana Butler Bass’ Christianity After Religion for discussion during Lent. Tonight, my small group started discussing “belief in community” as one of the important characteristics of our religious expression. In other words, belief … Continue reading

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