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Maybe You're Not Here By Accident. Here's Why:

Like elves darting through a magical forest, I keep catching glimpses and passing shadows that alert me to details I’d long overlooked or somehow missed. I keep finding myself asking, “How have I never seen that before?”

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Inviting God into Our Messy and Broken Lives

A friend recently called me to get together. Now this is one of those friends who doesn’t call very often, and her tone was marked by a sense of urgency. I knew something was up.

We looked at our calendars and found a date that would work to get together. Because she lives on the opposite side of the city, we decided to meet somewhere between her workplace and mine. I went online and searched for a Starbucks, sent her the address, typed the date into my calendar, and looked forward to getting together.

A few days later I got a call from my friend. She said, “I can’t find the Starbucks.” My heart dropped to the pit of my stomach.

I hadn’t looked at my calendar that morning. In the busyness of life and pressure of deadlines, I spaced the meeting. Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Forgiveness

Margaret —  January 20, 2013 — 7 Comments

21 Days of Wonder FORGIVENESS

Unforgiveness holds us back from fully experiencing God’s wonder. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. Take fifteen minutes to prayerfully consider any things you’ve had a hard time forgiving yourself for. Record them on a blank sheet of paper. Then take a few moments to forgive yourself for each one. After you forgive yourself, rip up the sheet of paper as a sign of keeping no record of wrongs. Continue Reading...