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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...
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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...
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Hijacked Christmas Presents

I chatted with my mom via FaceTime. Anticipation shone on her face. It was Christmas Eve and she was explaining what packages she’d received from me.  "I only sent one...
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The shortest day, the longest shadow.

It is the  astronomical winter solace, making it the shortest day of the year. Why in the world would a sun-lover like me be excited? Because tomorrow, the days only get longer....
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Who is the God you know?

I'm listening to Emily P. Freeman's The Quiet Collect for Advent. (You can download her app on your phone for free. The advent collection is for purchase). This morning, I...
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What’s going right

The reclaimed wood caught my eye, the saying captured my heart. It whispered a different kind of prayer; one that I already knew how to do, but often forget. Prayers...