Author Archives: Lynn

Where is Home?

Where is Home? has been published in the Thrive online magazine. Click here to read it.

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The Prodigal Son – A fresh look

I was challenged recently to think about the story of the Prodigal Son a little differently. I was reading the book, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, and the author told about asking a group of Americans to retell the story … Continue reading

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Managing Holiday Expectations

Do you tend to get more down as the holidays approach instead of happier? Do the holidays mean more stress and exhaustion in an already busy schedule? I enjoyed Christmas in Thailand, a predominantly Buddhist country. In Thailand only Christians … Continue reading

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The widow who gave all she had

Mark 12:41-44 tells the story of a widow who gave all she had to the temple treasury – just a couple small coins. Jesus applauded her generosity by giving all she had. I often wonder what happened to that woman. … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Listening

My favorite book I read while in my psych training was “The Lost Art of Listening.” I don’t know when it was an art, but it certainly has been lost in this tweeting, posting, texting world. As we become adept … Continue reading

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Perspective

Sometimes things can look pretty bleak from this vantage point. Wars and terrorism abound afar. Violence, abuse and apathy abound closer to home. People are out of work, kids get abused, and it seems like it gets ever more difficult … Continue reading

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Heaven

A recent 20/20 program focused on the concept of heaven and what various religions believe about it. Barbara Walters made the comment to a Christian leader – “If indeed we do believe that our purpose is not life on earth, … Continue reading

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Being Rooted and Grounded in Love

I have a cross stitch on my wall of the saying “Give your children two things – One is roots, the other wings.” I’ve seen people rooted in a lot of things, some not so healthy – criticism, being well … Continue reading

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Foundations

As the first blog on the Care Port site, I wanted to start with a good foundation. A foundation is not only firm, it is strong enough for whatever is built on it. Here in western Washington, the Seattle Space … Continue reading

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