Author Archives: agapeeverywhere

They said . . .

They said “Make sure you know how he really is.” They said “Know her character so you know how she’ll be in crisis.” “Is he more spiritually mature than you?” “Is she a proverbs 31 woman?” “Can he lead?” “Will … Continue reading

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St. Columba’s Prayer (remixed)

For Lent I’ve been reading some Saints’ prayers and St. Columba’s prayer inspired me to rework it for my own life. Sorry for the self-indulgence. . . but then again what is blogging but the ultimate self-indulgence? St. Columba’s Prayer … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Art

Today I’m guest posting on D.L. Mayfield’s Blog. She’s doing a series on outsider art. And today is publishing something I wrote after going to the Chicago Art Museum.  Click here to check it out.    

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Love and Legos

Via Lego.com His fingers are still a bit pudgy, left-over remnants of a fat babyhood. Our heads inclined towards each other. My center leaning towards him as if pulled by a gravitational force. Small pieces grasped between a thumb and … Continue reading

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Facing the Sunrise

We are in the car.  The gritty not quite awake feeling still in my eyes and my mouth. Driving a familiar route, the route that speaks the beginning of pretty much every family vacation of my childhood. The route of … Continue reading

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Love and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas because it’s magical, and the Fourth of July is beautiful because of my memories with my grandmother, but Thanksgiving is all the good stuff of a holiday without any of the negative. … Continue reading

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The Scent of Love

It is a cold March evening- a gray morning that gave way to a gray afternoon and is ending in a gray night- I am unsettled. My husband is still working and won’t be home until eight. I face a … Continue reading

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Love and Halloween

There has been a running countdown going since 9 am. “How many more hours til we can put on our costumes now?” “4 and a half” “How many more minutes til Ben and Molly and Penny come?” “About one hundred … Continue reading

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Love in Community III

We’re mostly all here. . . in the big house. My husband’s family-gathered to say goodbye to the Spanish foreign-exchange student who’s really their “Spanish son.” Most people use the word family lightly, because I believe most people are born … Continue reading

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Love in Youth Ministry

To the man who sat in that weird hallway between the worship room and the lounge at Rock Mountain Bible Camp and talked to a fifteen year old for an hour about her ministry to the 5th and 6th grade … Continue reading

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