Category Archives: Answers

The Perversity of Unanswered Prayer

A new friend recently told me she had never prayed out loud–especially with other people. She was afraid she wouldn’t “do it right.” I reassured her that it required no special language or training. It’s just talking to someone who knows … Continue reading

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Getting in God’s Face

Unanswered prayers wreck me. Sometimes I feel like saying, “God, would it kill you to let me in on what you’re doing here? It’s not like I’m asking for a Rolex watch. What I’m asking for falls under the header of … Continue reading

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The Messy Journey Between Back Then, Now, and Up Ahead

I hear people talk all the time about the importance of a 360 degree job self-assessment, where you assess you own performance in the last year (or any duration of your choosing) and ask those peers or those above (like … Continue reading

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Ballad for an Ordinary Life

Today is playing out as pretty ordinary–full of the duties that keep life ticking, none of which are particularly memorable. I hate the word ordinary. It sounds so dead and meaningless. Then, in the car, I heard a classic county song written in the … Continue reading

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Disappearance of an Old Friend

Friends say she hasn’t disappeared, but she’s seen less often at groups and activities they, too, wish they could ditch but don’t have the guts. They are activities that don’t really feed their spirit or match their interests anymore but they … Continue reading

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The Answer to All Your Questions

As an admitted news junkie, I confess I spent a lot of time the last ten days in front of the TV, toggling between election mania and the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy. Americans react to these kind of events … Continue reading

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