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September 2015

Walkthrough

We went through the house today with the builders. I was a litter overwhelmed trying to decided who gets which room and where everything will go. Tomorrow we will make the purchase. Finally on Thursday morning (bright and early) Carl and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: In Between

I am so very glad the moving away part of this adventure is now in the past. The week was hard for me...for all of us. Sparkles cried nearly every day. Several times Littlest was curled up on the floor... Continue Reading →

Summer’s End

I wrote this a few of days ago with every intention to delete or seriously revise. I've decided to keep it. These moments are mine and I choose to own them. I couldn't sleep the night before the movers arrived...so... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Keeping it Brief

I am without my computer this week. We took it to our apartment...our place to stay while living between homes. Last week at the apartment was just wonderful.  With little to do otherwise we put in a full week of... Continue Reading →

An Honest, Tired, Struggling Apostle’s Creed

Yes…this I understand.

john pavlovitz

ALTARPRAYER

Since I was a small child I’ve recited The Apostles’ Creed in church.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the Creed is essentially a synopsis of the essential tenets of the Christian faith, intended to be professed in corporate worship as a shared declaration of belief. It’s world-altering big picture stuff touching on the reality and trinitarian nature of God, the identity, life, mission, and resurrection of Christ, the existence of the Trinity, the concept of eternal salvation, the function of the Church, and the return of Christ as judge.

And while I’ve said the words consistently throughout my life in thousands of gatherings (many times believing every word deeply), I’ve often been less than fully convinced of at least one bit or another at any given moment yet unable to reveal it, especially in the presence of my peers where my conspicuous silence would have outed me instantly.

After all the Creed is a moral litmus test, a spiritual bellwether…

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Journal: The Week We Couldn’t Keep It Together

I'm not writing from my usual spot. The sounds are a distraction, the lighting is bothersome, my broke-down computer chair isn't here, and I forgot to pack the mouse. All little things but they are keeping me from finding my flow. I feel the... Continue Reading →

Medieval Study: Eleanor to Robin Hood

By the title you can see that we haven't covered a long period in history. We hit a little snag in our schedule...my husband was offered a wonderful job and we are in the process of moving. My homeschool schedule... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Pink Adventures and Wooden Spoons

Today hurt. Today was our last "official" Sunday with our church family. My Sunday School class gave me a lovely blue platter as a goodbye gift. Sparkles received a little cross pin from one of the sweet ladies that always... Continue Reading →

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