Heart

Our family is aware of dementia. In time, you see things that no one else sees. You say things that you never would say. Sometimes, almost all that is left of interaction is ingrained patterns. When someone asks a question, you say, “uh huh.” When someone pauses, you make a sound. When you hear a […]

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100 simple tasks

You have them. So do I. We think we have huge projects, but we have 100 simple tasks. I was thinking about the other morning, working my way through a list of the things I want to get done. I started writing the big projects so that I could write the simple tasks that make […]

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A Monday morning prayer conversation.

“But I don’t know what to ask for,” I said. What do you mean? “Everywhere I turn, there are huge events and great risks and massive suffering. And I don’t know whether to ask for rescue or judgment or protection or deliverance or the Cubs to win.” Why do you think you have to ask […]

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Not doing nothing.

“If you have stuff,” John says. He’s talking about what it means to lay down our lives for other people. Not in the sense of being a doormat, but in the sense of following the example of Jesus. “If you have stuff.” John says. He’s not saying “lots of stuff” or “extra stuff”, he’s saying […]

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