Author Archives: Trish Donohue

What Soars in Your Life?

Have roasted chestnuts and Christmas cheer failed to fill your soul with pure goodness this season?  Do shadows still reside within you? Take heart with these words from The Valley of Vision : “Though my sins rise to heaven thy … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

Here is a truth that every honest soul admits, every created thing proves, and every culture tries to ignore: Life is bittersweet. Even the greatest joys contain a hint of that flavor simply because they are temporary. The football team … Continue reading

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Let Men Their Blogs Employ

What will you employ for Christ this Christmas season? We hear “Joy to the World” all over the place, and the second verse sings Joy to the world, the Savior reigns Let men their songs employ. Why?  Because even the … Continue reading

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Beware the Elusive Christmas Spirit

It’s all begun of course. So on a clear, cold night this weekend I wandered into a high-end garden store in search of the perfect Christmas moment.  And Jim (who needed no such moment) came along because that’s how much he … Continue reading

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When Life Gets Erased

Why does so much of life get erased?  Our best efforts written in careful script now smudged and dirty with eraser crumbs. I just finished a really promising blog post and it disappeared. Off the face of the earth.  Goodbye … Continue reading

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Giant Despair

A formidable character in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Giant Despair is the terrifying owner of Doubting Castle and its infamous dungeon where many a poor pilgrim has been trapped.  Christian and Hopeful lay in the stinking darkness where the Giant … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Books

So here’s a weird thing I do:  Sometimes when I’m driving by myself I’ll find a radio station I would never choose and crank it, just to get a feel for why people like it and what message it’s heralding. … Continue reading

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Does it Matter if You’re Somebody?

Do you ever feel a little disappointed about your life?  Like it’s not quite what you hoped it would be?  You know you should be thankful, but all the dreams, all the potential, all the work, and you ended up … Continue reading

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Can You Still Be Made New?

I took one of my kids out for coffee this week.  Of course he got a yummy fattening drink that will not fatten him and I sipped a solemn decaf with Stevia.    We sat outside and hung onto our … Continue reading

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Practice Being Present

If someone asked me in what area I need practice, I’d have lots of answers:  patience, working out, getting up when the alarm goes off.  Here’s what I WOULDN’T say: “Being present.” It doesn’t seem that difficult.  I’m here, right? … Continue reading

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