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Light and dark

Part of fall is getting used to the shorter days. It gets light later and gets dark earlier. Eventually I adjust and don’t lose all my energy for the day the moment the sun drops in the sky. Over the … Continue reading


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New start

One of the things I’m most thankful for with God is the opportunity for new starts. When I taught at a Christian school we called them “do-overs.” Every day is a new day with God. Life got crazy the past … Continue reading


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Living with Purpose

Recent readings in Davis Bunn’s devotional book, The Turning, have talked about the idea of purpose. “We seek to do that for which we were made.” (Lesson 27) “We develop a discipline of listening in order to be receptive to … Continue reading


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Summer conference

A sabbatical often includes a conference — a time of focused learning. Last week I was able to attend the OCW (Oregon Christian Writers) summer conference. We were fed good teaching and encouraging insights. The keynote talks kept me paging … Continue reading


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Still here

Yes, I’m on sabbatical. Yes, I’m learning… lots. My most recent revelation is not new to many people. If I’m spinning in circles, perhaps I should take time out to catch up on Bible reading. I may not land back … Continue reading


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God’s Reassurance

The current lessons in the devotional book I’ve been reading are about focusing on an image from Scripture while waiting and listening. Having just returned from 3 days hiking in the wilderness with breathtaking mountain views, I decided to spend … Continue reading


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God First = Peace

I guess I’m still learning this one. In writing a sample just now, I realized that when I put God first, seek Him, spend some time each day with a focus on Him, I have more peace. I do not … Continue reading


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A thought to ponder

This is from someone who read Davis Bunn’s The Turning, maybe from the devotional, which I’ve been looking through this summer. I don’t know if this is an exact quote from the book, but it’s something to think about. Each … Continue reading


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Be Still

Waiting and listening involves a fair amount of being still. That’s part of the reason I’m not writing as much during devotional times right now. The other reason was pointed out in this morning’s reading: my inner critic runs ahead … Continue reading


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Seeking and Trusting

I’m continuing to use this waiting and listening time to seek God. Yesterday the passage I read for “seeking” was Isaiah 26:1-12. When we open our eyes and ears to seek Him we see all that He has done. Seeking … Continue reading


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