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When Light Breaks Through

When light breaks through and the sky lights up, the possibilities begin. When light breaks through, there is an invitation to begin anew. When light breaks through, sorrow and despair fade into hope. When light breaks through, the shadows of uncertainty flee making way for resurrection.

I’m On My Way

After my second year of teaching, I went to Germany for one school year to teach. As a young American in a small town, I found myself most often on the same schedule of retirees. We would eat our kuchen and kaffee at the same time in the afternoon and then go see a lecture …

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Here Comes the Sun

Yesterday brought the Spring Equinox and the reminder that the light is coming. At a time and place where there is so much violence, the equinox is an invitation to find the glimmers of hope in the new life that is beginning to bloom. In our modern society, we don’t live as in tune with …

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Carrying On

I can remember the summer afternoons spent with cousins laughing and playing and sometimes fussing at each other. When the noise would get to a certain level, my grandmother would make her appearance and ask, “What are you all carrying on about?” She meant why were we fussing with each other, but I like the …

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Still Loading

As I went to write my weekly reflection in my planner, I flipped back to the month view wondering whether I had ever filled out February. It has been a busy week and February is such a short month, I didn’t want to forget to look ahead. As I flipped back, I realized not only …

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Packed and Ready

I thought it was silly to add a lunchbox for our two-year-old and for me when they ad popped up. It was a split second decision, one of those late night online shopping choices that I would probably question in the morning light. When they came in, we were in the middle of homeschooling during …

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Empty House

Yesterday, I dropped off both kids at the same school in one drop off and came home to an empty house. It reminded me that during the pandemic and our year of homeschooling, there was nothing I wanted more than to have some time in an empty house. Some time in the space we were …

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What are you protecting?

There is a viral Tik Tok video going around asking former employees to reveal secrets they had to protect about businesses after they left that business. I was drawn in to the insider information and then I started to wonder why is that there are so many secrets that have to be protected. For many …

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