Safe

When we moved my blog over to my website, we left about 200 blogs behind.  So it is good to return to the old site and revisit what I have written.  This blog about feeling safe was written in November of 2011.  It still resonates with me. We live in an anxiety...

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A Sacrifice of Praise

The following story was written in 2003. But it takes place in 1995, in a particularly painful time in my life. In our humanness, there is the thought that if I have endured much pain, and survived, life should be easier.  I'll have learned to cope better.  I won't be...

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Lord, You KNOW

For those who subscribe to this list, you will have received an e-mail (or two) that was automatically generated when we changed from the blogspot site to my website, gracewulff.com  Thank you for your patience!  If you don't want to receive these e-mails, you can...

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Privileged

I grew up with the identity of a Preacher's Kid.  PK's, they are fondly called, or perhaps not so much. My dad explained to me as an eight year old that I might not always find this easy.  We had just moved to the town of Harrison Hot Springs, and he was pastoring the...

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Over the Top

Some people love playing with numbers.I, like others, like to play with words.My mind went into overdrive thinking about the word over, often overused, in my estimation. It is a prefix to many words; meaning a multitude of different things.  It is no wonder...

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Eternally Beautiful

I’m not sure if it was the intense thunder storm or the persistent rain of yesterday that brought my dahlia plant down, but there it was, lying on the ground yesterday.I was somewhat dismayed because I have enjoyed these flowers this summer. I have not had success in...

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To Bee or to Be

One of my favourite pictures I took this past week was of this giant sunflower in my yard and two bees. The bee buzzing around the flower was busy, and it was fun to capture it's landing.  The other bee is hard to see.  He - or she? - is embedded into...

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A Song of Lament

It was six months ago that my friend and colleague texted me, we were to have a Chaplaincy meeting in a few minutes. The text wasn’t about the meeting. He told me he was in the ER. His daughter had just died. And so began a deep song of lament, which we have...

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Putting out the Laundry

I have memories of putting out the laundry.  My clothes line was full of diapers, thirty some years ago, week after week.  I actually enjoyed this task; and I miss being able to use a clothesline.In fact our subdivision, as I believe many, frown on filling...

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RE

Regarding RERememberRegrets, sometimesRestoreRebootRethinkReligion.ReadReactRe-adjustReasonRearrangeReassessRealizeRe-affirmRegenerateReawakenRebirthReboundReconcileReach outRebuildRenew.Refresh.Rest.

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A cathedral of trees

We found ourselves in a cathedral of treesa call to worshipto slow downLooking upall aroundthere is lifeand deathnew growth and the old weatheredtreesCould they tell a storyof years gone bybut they stand silenttowering giantsharbouring birds and...

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Sunshine for Sophie

Sometimes it is nice to have lighter reading for summertime!I've had some "heavy" things on my mind, but was drawn to share about the story of the sunflower I wrote for a children's activity book created by my dear friend Summer.  Her name fits!!This story was...

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Be Not Afraid

In my reading this past week I came across a health article that warned me strongly that my underwire bras were a hazard to my health.  (Very heavy sigh).  Apparently the wires can cut off circulation to the lymph glands and the danger signal has been...

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Reflections

Reflections My mindcan be a deep pool of thoughtslike water swirling ever moving dreams mixedwith reality. I want to avoid becoming astinky cesspool of negativity and ceaselessrepetitive anxiety. Rather,still my waters, I...

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Living in the Tension, wrapped with cords of Love

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5There are days where this verse reflects my heart.I find myself wondering why I focus on the things that divide us, rather than...

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The Good Old Summertime

There are so many good things about summer and a question I often hear is this... what are your plans for the summertime?We joke, my hubby and I, that we don't make plans because there is so much planned already, we just join in to what is happening!We also agree we...

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It’s all about Perspective

I've been thinking about perspective.  Recently I went on a walk and took some pictures, something I love to do. I was climbing UP this path and took this shot.I realized after I was home that there was no way you could tell if you were walking on a level...

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Hope: Fuel for the Journey

This week's blog is from a meditation I shared on Sunday about Hope.  I hope it will encourage those who read it!We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19Lately I’ve been painting butterflies.  They are amazing miracles of...

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Food for the body, Food for the soul.

Tuesdays are often a catch-up day for me.  I write, I catch up on errands, and there is always a list of what I should do...Today I worked on a message I will be giving on Sunday... I'm thinking, it might be good content for next week's blog!And then, I had...

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The sky is the limit

The sky is the limit.Or, it might be more accurate to say, the sky is limitless. I love the sky, the artistic hand of God, a fresh canvas every day, often every hour.On my early morning walk I enjoyed clear skies today.A plane buzzed overhead, small yet visible,...

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Bugs in my Roses

May is my favourite month, hands down.  The bursting of beauty, colour, green, vibrancy, new life... it is everywhere.  I love looking in the garden - the dahlias are up and doing nicely, the lavender has blooms, the peonies are ready to burst with...

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What does a Christian look like?

Every once in a while I'm confronted to look hard... to listen well... to ponder.One of the things that saddens me is the widening polarization I see all around us... Liberal versus Conservative, Democrat versus Republican, etc.  Pro this and anti that.  The...

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To be Cured or to be Healed, that is the Question

There is this wonderful song which goes "I am the Lord who healeth thee."  It is written in old English, and the words have always been soothing to my soul.  I will sing it often, letting the message sink deep into my bones.Do I believe in healing?Yes, I...

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Restore, Reboot… Rest!

Recently I attended a wonderful retreat which focused on returning to rest.It was wonderful.  It was a time of renewal and restoration.As I doodled, I was struck by all the delightful words that start with RE, have you ever noticed this?I've already used eight of...

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Consciousness – I’m Awake!

You know those first moments when you wake up and everything comes into focus... you think about what day it is, and what it holds. I'm very slow to wake up in the morning.  I've learned to be ok with that, to take my time.  I love gazing out my bedroom...

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Woven Together in Love

I enjoyed drawing this simple celtic cross, woven together. And I thought it was appropriate I use it for a blog this week leading into Easter.It's not a typical cross, I know, but it spoke to me about connectedness.  I wear a cross, almost always.  It is a...

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Living with Grace

I can't seem to escape it, I live with Grace.  My hubby does too, and there are days where he has my sympathy!My name is an easy one to joke about... how often have I heard, "Now could Grace say the grace?", and other variations. Living up to my name is...

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Looking Back to see How Far You’ve Come

I'm very good at self-analysis.  Well, let me rephrase that. I over-analyse, can be critical, even frustrated.  The target?  Usually myself.  Do you relate?We live in a land of perfection, of lofty ideals, of reaching for the top.  We...

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Grief and Cream of Celery Soup

This past week we marked the ninth year since my precious nephew died, suddenly and tragically.The passing of time does not diminish our memory, and we think of him often.  He was a cheerful lad, quick to hug, full of smiles and dreams.  We miss him.When we...

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