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eagle’s flight – The Things that fill Me up – 1/10/15

This was a good Christmas, filled with spending time with family and some friends. It seems that the joy of presents and the glittery wonder of the season has dimmed a bit, but catching up with kids and grandkids with extended time together is wonderful. The holidays are a break from “ordinary time” when work and the daily activities and worries are put aside for a time. And then they are over and its time to get back to doing the things of regular life. And in picking things back up it can often be a time to rethink, if only briefly, what we do in the rest of the year. Continue reading

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eagle’s flight – Christmas Comes – 12/9/14.

Ah, Christmas, the time of year that brings tears to my eyes for the beauty of carols played and sung by a choir. It brings tears to my eyes for the dull never ending hatreds that tend to shoot first and listen later. The joy of family gathered, playing together, expectant of good things. The heartache of homeless souls forced to abandon the only home they know being told to “move along”. Continue reading

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ah, to walk the way (1) – 12/28/12

As Christmas winds down, and is put away, I am returning by chewing on my scriptures to pull me back into the everyday. I am surprised to find a resonance with the psalmist of 119, who knows what’s good for her, and has a deep desire to walk it out, but can’t be relied on to stay with it, to keep the commands. She* keeps asking for help, and so do I. Continue reading

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Eagle’s Flight – the way – Joy – 12/24/12 – Christmas Edition

Christmas is upon us. A time of celebratory reflection, for being with family and friends, or alone as your significant others may be occupied elsewhere. In the midst of the day to day, I wonder what was so joyful at that first Christmas for the few that witnessed the event, and then for the many who had no idea, including some that should have been watching. As I watch this Christmas for signs of God’s working in the world, I catch glimpses, for which I am grateful, and I grow tired even with good times and wonder if I’ll ever make a big enough impact to satisfy me once and for all. So this is my search for Joy this Christmas. May you all be blessed with glimpses of God’s Great Joy in this season.

Merry Christmas

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a still small voice – 12/20/12

I find that God-words catch at My heart. They stick with me. Some come from reading scripture, or some random book or article where I find someone saying something I’ve been trying to find words for. Some are spoken by a friend and some by an enemy. Some are easy to hear while others make me angry and wound me. But I’ve learned to hold them until my experience and understanding catch up to what my heart has caught as true. Such listening / hearing is an ongoing growing experience, well worth the effort. And to speak such God-words to another is a wonderful grace empowered privilege. Continue reading

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