Category Archive: Ruminations

Ashes Rising

Ashes Rising

By HD Fuller

I found myself sitting in an Ash Wednesday service tonight overwhelmed with…. joy? Well, that’s a new one on me!

Listening to the words of Chris Tomlin, “…before my God, fall on my knees, and rise…”, the image that leapt to mind was that of my little Ladybug, on her …

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Like a Child, Part 1: “I Fight You”

Like a Child

Matthew 18:2-5 (2)He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. (3)And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (4)Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in …

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Singing Over Us

Zepheniah 3:17 tells us that God “exults over us with loud singing”.  According to Psalm 42:8 His song is with us even when we sleep.


I feel like I’ve been doing the same thing over each of my children from the moments they were born. It can be a celebration… a random …

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Putting on Our “Listening Ears”

Little Man is very focused on almost everything he does. He’s so focused that it can be difficult to get his attention. I find myself resorting to my little-sister tactics of repetition, “put your shoes on, please….. put your shoes on…. shoes… shoes… shoes… hey… put your shoes on…” and my husband begins to wonder …

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Showing Up for Creativity

I was walking through the factory the other day thinking that my creativity feels a bit low this week, and wouldn’t it be nice if inspiration would keep up with my schedule.

As I walked through the audibly chaotic environment, the Bible in my lower cargo pants pocket was thumping against my leg with …

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Posture Matters

As I stood in church last week, I found myself with empty hands… an unusual occurrence for a mother of 8 month old twins. Our church is our village… the kind of village that every young mother longs for, but that seems to be increasingly difficult to find outside of spiritual communities.


Our church …

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Keep Moving!

Standing in worship, as the music faded from my ears… “Holy Spirit, Come…” mmmm… I noticed my calves were aching. I seem to be incapable of standing still. Perhaps it’s the mother in me… drummer in me… or the marching band geek in me… or perhaps it’s just the Spirit in me.

Then the words …

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Mimicry Counts

As little man was snuggling up to me last night, he mumbled, “luf my mama…”

“I love you to,” I replied. “I love you so much”.

So much.

They’re words I’ve tacked onto that statement for years…. as if they can even begin to convey how much deeper that love is than I’d ever expected …

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Scents of the Past… Re-Remembered

Five minutes down the road this morning with a minivan full of kids, I realized that my hoodie smells… funny.

I’d picked it up from a pile in the garage… you know the kind… piles of stuff we pulled out of the van the last time it became evident that little man was grinding cheerios …

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