Category Archives: Daybook

Feeling Fear

. A few days ago, a friend recommended a book called The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.  The book is essentially about overcoming the force which always seems to keep us from doing our work, living our dream or … Continue reading

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The way forward

So, young woman, the way forward is sometimes the way back – The Labyrinth. In 1 Kings, there is a story of an epic battle between four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and a single prophet of Yahweh – … Continue reading

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A Start

Jon and I spent last night searching our hearts together. We spoke of the results of this year’s election, and what it might mean to those around us. Jon shared a story about a friend at work who’d made a … Continue reading

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From the back of the horse

. There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~John Lubbock Thoughts run frantically through my mind, carried by a whirlwind of emotion.  Irritation and anger, sadness and worry, hope and … Continue reading

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Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

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The Letter

During the weeks leading up to the fall feast days this year, I was anxious, irritable and dreading the celebrations. Jon sensed how upset I was and tried to do all he could to help but the fact remained that, … Continue reading

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The greatest lesson

A package arrives from my grandfather, full of beautiful pencil sketches, ink drawings and poetry. I pour over each one, amazed and inspired. One in particular holds my attention. An ink sketch of a bear wrapped in chains. It’s one … Continue reading

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