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Taking Some Soul Space (Soul Space Thursday)

Things are about to ramp up around here. Thanksgiving plans are underway; Advent is just around the corner; Christmas is coming. Church is about to get busy. School is about to get busy. Home is about to get busy. I can see the busy on the horizon like a storm front rolling in. It’s a…… Continue reading Taking Some Soul Space (Soul Space Thursday)

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Turn Down the Noise * 10 Minute Devotional

At a zoo tour years ago, I stood outside an okapi’s enclosure with a zookeeper who told me this story: Okapis are sensitive creatures. They are shy and gentle animals, and they struggle particularly in situations where they are repeatedly exposed to loud noises. The Sydney zoo is fairly close to the Sydney Opera House.…… Continue reading Turn Down the Noise * 10 Minute Devotional

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Waiting in Line (Soul Space Thursdays)

When is the last time you waited in a line? Yesterday? The day before? When is the last time you waited in a line and weren’t on your phone? Can you remember a time? Yeah, me neither. Even with my newly unloaded phone, I still pull it from my pocket in lines to read some Scripture…… Continue reading Waiting in Line (Soul Space Thursdays)

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Being Still is the Hardest Thing * 10 Minute Devotional

I’m a doer. I do things. Anybody else? Tell me that you need something done by Thursday, or the sink is stopped up, or you need 500 words on pretty much anything, and I will get on it. What I don’t want to do is be still. Ever. Being still is hard! I’m not talking about numbing-out-to-Netflix stillness. I’m talking, wait-here-until-God-does-something-because-you-are-out-of-options…… Continue reading Being Still is the Hardest Thing * 10 Minute Devotional

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Grace for In-Between Times * 10 Minute Devotional

There are a few things in life I’m really good at doing. I can bake a mean gluten-free cupcake. I know how to tell a story. I can almost always hold the attention of a group of kids (in part because I don’t have any problems acting ridiculous…). But waiting? I am bad at waiting. Like, super bad. Terrible,…… Continue reading Grace for In-Between Times * 10 Minute Devotional