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Empty places

I saw a post today about being in the middle between Christmas and New Years, when you don't know what day it is or what you're supposed to be doing. Healthcare has no holidays, so we don't really have that, but I get the sentiment. I have reached the point in the holiday season where… Continue reading Empty places

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Where are we going?

I was reading Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle, and she talks about the need to stop asking God why things are happening and instead asking Him where we are going. But it's so much easier to ask why. I think when I think about the question, where are we going, I almost want to pose… Continue reading Where are we going?

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Still learning (again)

The end of the year always brings contemplation. What did we learn this year? What do we hope to do next year? As one of my people and I start planning our "Goals Weekend" for January (more on this later), I think it has made me think more about this year and where we're headed.… Continue reading Still learning (again)

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A little faith is what I need

I woke up this morning, still with the bronchitis that won't die, but oddly enough that feels more normal than anything else that has happened lately. Every winter without fail at some point, it will happen. My lungs rebel and I get the respiratory crud. I decided this morning that I was not going to… Continue reading A little faith is what I need

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Hard lessons

Tonight I was convicted a little. I think maybe I came to some realizations that I don't necessarily like and might not be entirely comfortable with, but these realizations are no less true. First, it's ok to need people. Yes it's easier and safer to be the one meeting the needs. I'm comfortable in that… Continue reading Hard lessons