Stay Low, Stay Low, Go Slow

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It’s the time of the year when we journey to the birth of the Light of the World, but this year my thoughts, particularly, are on shadows. My Shadow Self has to do with throwing caution to the wind. No restraint. Exuberance. The light side of this is freedom, joy, adventure, love. The shadow side is indulgence, […]

Mistakes Are For Redemption

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I’ve hated mistakes. Not other people’s mistakes. Only my own. There was the time when I spilled a whole liter of milk right before my parents were going to a school function and Ma, when she saw the mess, went back into their room and took off her fancy dress and pulled on her nightgown, […]

Women Who Love: Becoming Added To

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“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” -Acts 2:47 (NIV) We draw women who are ready to take their place in a community of safe and (often) brave women. Women who have been sleeping, who are stirring and waking and who have heard the call of something deeper. The talithas […]

Women Who Love: HONOR

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  It was the way Sarah, the registered massage therapist, held my forearms. I lay sprawled on the massage bed, blissed out in the library at Linwood House on a Saturday afternoon in March. Sarah was playing gentle spa music, the fireplace was turned up and I was surrounded by books on the floor-to-ceiling shelves. […]

Is that a Restaurant in Your Garage?

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“Don’t be a hoarder.” Austin Kleon’s brilliant little book Show Your Work dropped that word into my heart like a rock. “Hoarder.” But too tired at the end of a long day, I drifted off to sleep and prayed, What is here for me, Lord? At the beginning of last year, two friendly guys unloaded a truckload full of […]