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Vulnerability

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  Risk Life can be like the thunderstorms that gather most afternoons this time of year in my area. Vulnerability is a constant reality. There is no way to remove risk. Even trying to avoid risks is risky. I wrote those words yesterday morning. Around noon, puffy little cumulus clouds began to dot the sky […]

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How to Find Christmas Joy

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This week I write about joy. There is joy, yes, a deep kind of unshakeable joy, but layered over the top there is emptiness, space,  yearning. I’ve decided this is good. Longing precedes peace. Looking precedes joy. I went to a store packed with Christmas stuff this week. I strode past the cheerful sales clerk who offered to help, thinking […]

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