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  • weekends are for being upheld

    On Saturday, April 30 th, 2011

    :: :: The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The LORD is r...

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  • whenever you are far from home

    On Friday, April 29 th, 2011

    Ifind a bit of blue sky wrapped in a nest. And wherever you are when you catch glimpses of heaven, you are home.   ~Notes long from home, in Portland at the Q conference :: :: Lord, you have been our dwelling place… ~Ps. 90:1 :: :: ::

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  • When it’s Time to Turn… {April Nature Calendar}

    On Tuesday, April 05 th, 2011

    Even from right there at the kitchen window, it’s like you can see it. ::   How He’s doing it again, just like a promise, His, Doing it again, a promise kept, and I never have to worry, and it’s almost a witnessing over pots and suds, How His hand turns the whole world, everything turning and coming, sweet sap coming straight down, wintry mist com...

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  • weekends are for His poetry

    On Saturday, March 19 th, 2011

    :: May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends, see the poetry of His Hand everywhere the Creator God of the universe Who expresses more than one third of His Word to us in poetry who is the Word come to make us fully alive… :: :: :: :: {A very worthy listen today, from his devotions yesterday at Desiring God: John Piper on The Role of the Poetry in the Lif...

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  • How to Worship Right Where You Are

    On Thursday, March 17 th, 2011

    Just quiet days here of being and loving and giving and making and walking …. walking slow enough to know the deep joy of really seeking and seeing. :: ::   Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel :: :: :: You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you … ~ Psalm 63:1 :: :: :: ::

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  • ‘and whatever you do…’

    On Tuesday, March 08 th, 2011

    :: :: :: :: as we listen to Colossians, memorizing Colossians in a Year: Just 2 Verses a Week “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your...

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  • what is your life really magnifying?

    On Thursday, February 17 th, 2011

    ‘Some days I pick up a camera and the lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from the barn, The Farmer Husband finds me with my hammer in hand, leaning over a plat...

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  • weekends are for patches of light

    On Saturday, February 05 th, 2011

    :: May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends, lead to the shafts and islands and patches of light where you bask in the warmth of Him. :: :: All’s grace, :: :: :: We too pray that the Book Club @ DaySpring is a bit of patch of light this weekend? If you are looking to have a book in hand to come join us, it’s now sitting quiet on the shelves of ...

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  • The Habits that Make all the Others Possible

    On Wednesday, January 12 th, 2011

    When I told her that a habit is something that you wear, I felt it, how I caught on something, snagged. For days, I unravel. Forget figuring out how to form a habit. I’m not there yet. First, what are the few habits worth wearing? You can only layer so much. We put away the Christmas tree, box up the Jesse Tree ornaments, leave the infant in a manger figurine out on the man...

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  • a year in pictures

    On Thursday, December 30 th, 2010

    All the days held God. I don’t think I knew that. “Time is a relentless river and it rages on, respecter of no one. And the only way to slow time is this: Enter fully into the current moment and the stream of time slows — slows — with the weight of a soul’s full attention. We slow the torrent by being...

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  • Hearing the Symphony

    On Friday, November 19 th, 2010

    E ver since that free concert for kids at the symphony, Malakai’s gone around wildly conducting life. A burst of hands, an exaggerated swoop, then a punctuating of thin air (the drum! the drum!). This makes him happy. He can’t stop smiling. He had leaned over to tell me (we were blessed seatmates because he kept dangling headfirst off the edge of the balcony...

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  • beauty and happiness here

    On Tuesday, October 19 th, 2010

    “… think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” —Anne Frank Photos: bits of His beauty here Share your thoughts? If you would like Holy Experience posts quietly tucked into your reader or emailed to your inbox for free…

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