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Running to get the sponge

Reflecting on Easter and reading Matthew 27:45-50 (ESV), I imagined myself in the scene. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the...
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It is what it is

I’ve despised this statement my whole life.  So when I hear someone say, “Well, it is what it is,” I translate it into passivity. I’m a doer and I bring...
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Don’t worry, I’ve got you.

On a spring hike, I decided to walk a short portion of the trail to find a quiet space. The snowy steps were too slick for my tennis shoes, but...

When God changes the plan

I'd outlined my message for the interview, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things podcast, with host, Nancy Bruscher. The topic of discussion was relationships and marriage from my book, Free to Receive. I'd prayed...

I did it my way?

The soft golden hues of Cherokee Ranch and Castle illuminated the Frank Sinatra impersonator as he perform the classic songs I love so much: New York, New York Strangers in...

Lent is not about giving something up

My spiritual director, Ruth, sent me a message yesterday. "Dawna, someone brought to my attention (and you may have seen this also) that the word Lent is in the word...
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When you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

I leaned in closer to hear what David was saying in the cozy atmosphere of Tito's Cantina Tequila Bar & Grille. “On Tito’s Facebook page, I saw a picture of Tito...
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When you can’t see what’s ahead

When I drive at night, my headlights only allow me to see about sixty feet ahead. When I drive in the snow and fog, there are times when I can...
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Number my days

January is my birthday month. Today, I’m reflecting on Psalm 90:12 (NIV):  "Teach us to number our days,  that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” I think about the...