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i think i’ve found it

I think I’ve found my word for this year.
Last year, people kept claiming their “theme words” to focus their energy and I felt a little left out. I couldn’t think of just one word that didn’t feel trite or forced. So I didn’t have one. And that’s okay.
Now, the same word keeps coming back to [...]

on liking and loving

Just sharing some quick food for thought after a lovely respite in northern Wisconsin, enjoying this peaceful view: 
I’ve been thinking about a prayer in today’s church bulletin all afternoon.  I thought you might find it interesting too:
Gracious and Loving God,
Your Son calls us friends and commands us to love one another.  So often [...]

thought for today

A favorite line from a lovely book I just read:   

      
When someone asks us where we want to be in our lives,
the last thing that occurs to us is to look down at our feet and say,
“Here, I guess, since this is where I am.”
 
–from An Altar in the World:  A Geography of [...]