Author Archives: Judy

The Search for Information

So much input…so little understanding. If only there were an information desk where we could find out everything we need to know about Covid-19. We all want to understand, to get control of this microscopic virus and to live the … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Books that Expanded my Thinking

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As I wrote this post about non-fiction books during the middle of a pandemic, I realized that many of them took on deeper meaning. That’s the mark of a good book. Following are topics and the books that have expanded … Continue reading

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Escape to an Alternate Reality

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If you’re tired of the virus infected reality in which we’re living, here are a few good novels that will allow you to escape. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline This was one of my favorite books … Continue reading

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Faith in Uncertain Times

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Normally this morning I would have read my Bible while enduring a half hour on my elliptical machine, hopped in the shower, grabbed a quick breakfast and driven to work in a rush. Not so today. Today, I spent some … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Another year. New experiences. Expanded knowledge. A baby granddaughter! Growing family. Curious challenges. Blessing upon blessing. The conclusion of 2019 brings the same thoughts and questions as every other year end: Where did the year go? For who and what … Continue reading

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Narratives We Live By

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What is the overarching narrative upon which you model your life? Many of us, consciously or not, run our lives according to the the American Dream. If we get a good education, work hard, save our money, then we will … Continue reading

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God is Working – Even if We’re Clueless

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Recently I’ve had several conversations about the state of our country that have ended with a bewildered shrug. We clearly see a problem or concern, but the answer seems impossible.  No one knows what to do about it. The conversation … Continue reading

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My Eternal Bucket List

Talk of bucket lists elicits thoughts of adventurous activities like skydiving or mountain climbing or traveling to exotic places. While I understand the human desires and goals expressed in bucket lists, and even the wisdom of writing them down and remembering them, bucket lists seem a … Continue reading

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Above the Confusion

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Confusion happens. When information doesn’t make sense, when both sides of a story are compelling or when there are too many options to make an easy choice possible, I’m confused. It takes me a while to sort through complexity, get the … Continue reading

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Losing My Voice, Finding Humility

I was studying the Bible, teaching what I learned, leading a class full of people that I genuinely loved and had just finished a master’s degree in Communication and Culture. I felt like I had arrived. I would use my … Continue reading

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