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Making Room for Life

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Do you remember youth camp? Many of us spent at least part of our teenage summers immersed in that wonderful weeklong experience of highly energetic days of adventure and highly meaningful nights of worship. Camp is so fun. The memories are lasting. Overall, it can be a great experience, and I long for the post-pandemic days when we can return to its revelry. However, if you did experience camp you likely experienced the effect of coming off the “camp...

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Posted by Jason Simon

Spiritual Reset

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We often need a reset. We can get a physical reset after a nap or a good night’s sleep. We prompt a mechanical reset when we fill the gas tank in the car and clear the trip meter. We need an electronic reset every now and then when cell phones work poorly and need to be powered off and restarted. In the past year a pandemic triggered for us a cultural and behavioral reset. Resets allow us to start over. They provide punctuation in our lives, creating pauses of varying lengths. Resets...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

Give Distractions the Boot

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I love my mom. Even more than that, I value every moment I have with her. I cherish these moments because I am very aware that I don’t have many left. At 92, she has begun to fall more often, to refuse to eat vegetables, to sing at the top of her lungs a combination of hymns, prayers and gibberish. I cannot get enough of it. She makes me smile, she brings joy, and she gives the best hugs. When I am with her, I want every moment filled up with giving her my...

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Posted by Caroline Poe with 1 Comments

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