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The Bridge Called Community, part one

The Bridge Called Community, part one

A group of people can come into your life and change it. This post is for those people. You are dear to me. You're an answer to a prayer I prayed two years before we met: "Deepen the right friendships, Lord. Lead me to the people who are or will be part of my close...

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When We Invite People In

When We Invite People In

Over the summer, I had a conversation with someone I knew well in college. She was my suite-mate for two years and we shared more than one friend group by being in the same organizations. We met for coffee and reminisced about the college days and what is going on...

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Bringing New into Now

Bringing New into Now

Recently a friend and I talked and thought about the past year. We saw a common theme in our lives. We had watched God work through unexpected storms. There are times I call the storms "mountains" because it can feel impossible to climb the obstacle in front of us....

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Returning Home in a Fog

Returning Home in a Fog

After my week in Raleigh, I came home and immediately started thinking about next year's conference. Would I be able to go again? Could I wait that long to see these new friends again? I had met people from all over the country and world...England, France, Canada,...

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Finding Community on the Road

Finding Community on the Road

A trip can leave a lasting impression on you. Back in June, I had one of those trips. I attended the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability for the first time. I knew: I would lead a workshop on Wednesday afternoon. The list of speakers and topics intrigued me. I...

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Stretching Limits to the Sky

Stretching Limits to the Sky

Sunday night I went to a fun event at church with my friend Leah. She asked me that morning if I wanted to go. "Yes! Do you want to go early for the helicopter ride?" Leah hesitated, "I will IF you go with me." We had a general plan, but I didn't fully know how it'd...

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I’m only your aunt, part two

I’m only your aunt, part two

We met your teacher and saw a bunch of other kids in your classroom. I filled out the paperwork. You were done. You wanted to go. We ran by your house to pick up a couple of items. I had the spontaneous idea for the three of us to go out to lunch before heading back...

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I’m only your aunt, part one

I’m only your aunt, part one

You were the first to be born in the family. I've been around friends' kids for years, but you are family. Of course, I saw and see you more often. You've spent an occasional night at my house since you were months old. You are so aware of what my days look like, how...

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The Last Season

The Last Season

Slowly I am catching up to the fact that we are in a new season. Fall. When temperatures go down and calendars fill up. New routines are set. No matter what, every season signals a transition. Maybe you're...back on the school schedule. Starting a new job. Building...

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This is how I…text!

This is how I…text!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnyV1erQJ8A Friends have asked, how do you text? Do you need help replying to that message? Do you use Siri? People don't always see me in action, but texting is another task I can do on my own. And I don't choose to use speech...

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