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for: ‘July, 2009’


I was listening to this this morning, and although it’s being used by Stand Up To Cancer (, its message applies to any day…absolutely. Especially today.  For that’s when I’m giving it to you. Here it is.  Happy Friday! And here are the lyrics for those of you who don’t have the time. I just […]

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Sheer Joy

Do you see that child’s face?  Do you see the wide, blue expanse above her?  Do you see that wide grin of hers? “Look at me!” she squeals, and jumps higher and higher. Who knew a three-year-old could abandon herself to the air like that? I have found such a thing as crystallized joy, and […]

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The God I Don’t Understand

I’m starting to read The God I Don’t Understand by Christopher Wright.  I like the title.  I like what it claims.  The subtitle reads, “Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith.”  I’m afraid, though, that it won’t answer my other questions, that of the origins of Christian faith and thought.  That’s where I’m stuck now. It’s fine […]

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Wordplay for Children

Can I just say that there are two books right now that we’re really enjoying?  Liliana asks for them over and over.  “Again,” she says as soon as we’ve turned the last page.  Bubble Trouble by Margaret Mahy (illustrated by Polly Dunbar) and Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield (illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist). The […]

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The Good Life

I was talking with a friend on Friday, and as this particular friend lives by Buddhist philosophy and is coming into town to do a mother’s retreat in October, I was explaining that perhaps the venue we’ve chosen is not “zen-like” enough–you know, peaceful, full of sunlight and happiness–what you’d expect when you hear the […]

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