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lessons in lullabies

  Have you ever listened to lullabies, like “Rock-a-bye Baby” – it’s horrid! The baby falls out of a tree. Or how about “Hush Little Baby” – narcissism! I know you know the classic lullabies, most of us have sung them; but there was a point in my parenting in which I rebelled for the obvious… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 006

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  Today’s post is by Sarah Beth Wunderlich. [ one ] i choose to be thankful for messes. though they require energy and time to clean up they are remnants. remnants of life being lived. dirty dishes in the sink means a meal was provided and possibly enjoyed. unsharpened pencils abandoned on… Read more »

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guitar picks and cough drops

This morning I was getting ready to leave for the office when my two-year old son came into my bedroom and grabbed a rogue cough drop off my dresser. I thought he was going to unwrap it and eat it – to which I told him he had to put it back. But nope. He… Read more »

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my work and “thank you”

Thank You. Simple as that. Not complex, yet incredibly. You hear this. “Thank You” You see this: *work* Yet, delight in both. Thank You. Work. Together. Yet, separated. Sabbath. Space. “Delight in me, child” I delight in you. Because of my work.

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Morning Psalm

I awake – to your heart yet beating for me. to your name being sung by creation. To your rivers flowing, living water, running to the the least of these. let them meander to my feet let me wade in that water that I would stand and say: Praise to the One who reigns All glory… Read more »

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the moment

    There’s a point in everyone’s day. Maybe it’s the moment before your feet hit the floor. Maybe it’s the moment before you open the door to the office, to the shop, kitchen, child’s bedroom, the mailbox (bills)….. Maybe it’s the moment after someone flips you the bird in your car for no reason…. Read more »

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the battle

My strength. When broken. I am seated with you. When chaos. You are still. When accusations. You are shelter. When failure. You are faithful. When I disappoint others. You are not. When doubt. I look up. When distraught. I praise.

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All while following Jesus.

I give. I hope. I hate. I love. I  try. I give up. I withhold. I worship. I strive. I work. I regret. I thank. I write. I talk. I smile. I grumble. I praise. I tear down. I want. I deny. I sacrifice. I try harder. I give less. I hope more. I look… Read more »

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Songwriting Collaborative : John 15

In the last few weeks there have been a number of people send me songs and mention that they are writing songs – This is SO COOL. All this has stirred in me the desire to write more…. too so here is a test. Maybe we can do this more often if there is a… Read more »

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what losing (part of) your finger can do

Trauma. It slows you down, it qualifies and prioritizes people, tasks, and passions …. there’s much more it can do, but these are what it did for me today. And that is what I want to ‘journal’ about here tonight. Today was a unique day. My oldest son lost part of his finger (the tip… Read more »