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Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, o my soul, o my soul… What wondrous love is this, o my soul What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my … Continue reading

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Lent 2017: Proximity

In his book, Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson extends a powerful quote: “Proximity has taught me some basic and humbling truths, including this vital lesson: Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I’ve had occasion to … Continue reading

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(En)lighten

Three birch candle lamps flicker on the wooden dresser next to a vase of light-strewn branches.  A scarf from my closet back home is spread across the surface, a makeshift forest emerging from branches of gray reaching through the ivory … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Notice

When I started writing here on small points of light, I wasn’t really aware of how the practice of noticing moments of daily, divine ordinary would alter my view of life. Most especially, when I commit to daily writing, my … Continue reading

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Spoken Word

When I was twenty-one and in social work school, I look a class in solution-focused brief therapy.  Back in the day, this was cutting edge and transformational to the way in which traditional psychotherapy was taught: lengthy problem-focused assessment and … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

The past few days have been both exhilarating and exhausting. I cannot fully recap in the brief words of a blog post what it means to bring a project like Turkeys of Thanks through to its conclusion, including the distribution … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

It’s Labor Day, that American holiday where we celebrate workers, summer, and back to school all rolled into one. My family and I spent most of the weekend relaxing at the water, but we came home in time for a … 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.  My backyard looks like a classic calendar scene of almost-April showers: … Continue reading

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Blessing 1: Moments of Grace

I feel compelled, during this week where I am Cultivating Sacred Space on the theme of “Blessings” that I write some.  This is not my usual writing style, even though I love the rich imagery and stylistic writing of blessings … Continue reading

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Holy Ground 6: Writing

The first full week of Lent is drawing to a close.  I have been “Cultivating Sacred Space” along with my faith community, and I have been writing on the theme of Holy Ground to correspond with the theme.  The past … Continue reading

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