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Stillness

A Holy Lifeline

If you’ve been a follower of Jesus for any length of time, I would bet you have heard, and possibly-fallen-in-love-with-to-the-point-of-calling-it-your-life-verse: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) In fact, I’ll bet many of the writers for…

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Bring Down the Mountain Stillness

Last fall, when we hiked to the crest of a misty mountain in the Scottish Highlands, our women’s retreat group stood riveted by the view. Standing in the clouds, we watched the weather change right before our eyes. Fog cleared, and we spied portions of Applecross Bay a mile or so beneath us. We’d hiked…

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Still Thoughts from the Bubble Bath

Recently I moved to a new apartment, much nicer than where I had been living. At my old place, the tub didn’t have a slanted back, so if I wanted to take a bubble bath, I just sat there in the middle of the tub like a gigantic baby. At my new apartment, the tub…

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Below the Stillness

It is zero degrees this morning here in the Northeast US. Zero. The cold wave continues another week. There is no frost on my car windows as there is no moisture in the air. It is just bitter cold. It takes forever for my car to warm up enough to take my mittens off. But…

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