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Quiet Christmas Grace

Did you survive the commercial noise of December? Overcome any deadly expectations? Find grace in unexpected places? I hope you did. Because the challenge of Christmas is to not get caught looking … [read more...]

Navigating Relationships

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Sipping on Hope at Starbucks

"I have no money! I don't sleep! And now my time is running out!"     She was trembling, upset. We were looking for hope at the local Starbucks. Jazz music blaring, live-streaming tears - somebody … [Read More...]

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Are We Still Shielding Ourselves from Rejection?

Self-concealment is baffling business. Tiring, too. After years of hiding I found myself wedged between two walls: One shielded me from rejection; the other put me in solitary confinement. Those … [Read More...]

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Learning to Bear the Beams of Love

  And we are put on earth a little space,  that we may learn to bear the beams of love. ~ William   Blake So I wondered what this quote meant. Seems our default button is set to resist love, … [Read More...]

Journaling Corner

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Journaling: Grace of Discovery

"Your journaling is also a way to hold onto God during times when life feels slippery and out of control. Or when you realize the control you had so carefully planned out is an illusion." ~Helen … [Read More...]

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Light and Shadows of a Reluctant Journaler

"One of the most important rules of journaling is that you need to be free to write the worst junk in the whole world." ~  Helen Cepero, Journaling as a Spiritual Practice Through the years I've … [Read More...]

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Stoking the Muse

Are you recording your life journey (or spiritual memoir) yet find yourself sidetracked or floundering? I understand. Life throws so much at us, it's easy to get distracted. Sometimes we barely duck … [Read More...]

Postcards from the Edge

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After the Setback: Step Back from the Precipice

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what … [Read More...]