Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Next Forty Days, Day 17–Life in Reverse

The year that was 2011 was exceedingly difficult: my relationship with my significant other ended, I lost my job, and lost my home and had to move. I had lost my father in September of the previous year. It was … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 16–Out of Time

“There never seems to be enough time to do the thing you want to do once you find them…” ~Jim Croce Somehow today time just got away from me. In fact, if I looked back at the last couple of … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 15–Searching for What’s Next

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner I have loved this quote since the first time I read it back in the mid-1990s, because it spoke so … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 14–Suffering and Silence

During these 40 days, folks who observe the season of Lent spend a lot of time thinking about suffering. The closer we get to the end of these days, the intensity of focus concentrates on Jesus’s suffering as he is beaten, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 13–Jesus Wept

The shortest verse in the bible is in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35. “Jesus wept.” Two words. I first learned about this verse when my father told us the story about how he and his siblings each had … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 12–Driven to Distraction

Sometimes I think I live in a perennial state of distraction. My children used to accuse me of having ADD. “Focus, Mommy,” they used to say to me when I would stop mid-sentence and notice something completely random. I eventually … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 11–This Next Thing

“If I can just get through this next thing, I’ll be alright.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that phrase or something like it. I used it just yesterday when I said, “If I can get this … Continue reading

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