Author Archives: Christiana McQuain

July 2 – All is Welcome Here: Bring it On!

What brings you here today?  Are you lost and seeking familiarity – something recognizable to help you find your way back to your comfort zone, or to a new path entirely?  Are you “found” and desiring to rejoice and share … Continue reading

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April 30 – Come, Come Whoever You Are: Welcoming Woke-ness

Today you may hear words that upset you.  Today you may be confronted with ideas that challenge your innate or carefully cultivated sense of knowing that you are on the right path.  What will you do when you are faced … Continue reading

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April 2 – Come Come Whoever You Are: Broken Vows

Come, Come, Whoever You Are Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times Come, yet again, come, come.  ~ Jalaluddin Rumi    … Continue reading

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February 1 – Fire of Commitment: Fired Up!

Ever since the election I have felt burdened with worry.  I feel like we are living in a nightmare, and I have deep fear for the future of our nation and our world.  I am simply burnt out. Or am … Continue reading

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January 2 – Woyaya: The Long Way ‘Round

“I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round, The one with the prettiest view. It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, It’s got woods that’ll give you shivers But it sure would be prettier with you.” ~ When I’m Gone, … Continue reading

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We Are: One

“For each child that’s born the morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.”* Yesterday was my birthday.  Those of you who know me personally already know this because, well, Facebook.  Because it was my birthday, and … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: Storytime

At times like these, when I am consumed with darkness and the world outside my door is wracked with chaos and strife, I am tempted to withdraw. There have been many moments when silence has provided me with a depth … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: The Absurdity of Today

(The fires, while very real and truly devastating, are herein used as a metaphor for my feelings about the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Also very real and – from my perspective – truly devastating.)    Wildfires are … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love? part 2

I have always been a relatively optimistic person.  I see the silver linings in situations, I see hope on even the farthest horizon, and I believe that people are inherently good, at the core.  I abhor injustice, and I break … Continue reading

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July 7 – Blessings: and Pain

I am finding it difficult to write about blessings this morning.  Blessings.  When the killing of Alton Stirling permeates the news.  Many more words have already been and will continue to be published by writers who are many times more … Continue reading

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