Category Archives: Birth

Birth: Power of Words

Words have a powerful effect on us. The sounds they make, the meaning they deliver, the memories they stir. They can be beacons of hope that allow us to see through darkness or rocks of despair that weigh us down … Continue reading

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Birth: Winter’s Calling

Here in our region of Georgia we’ve had our first (and perhaps only) snowfall of the season.  It’s only an inch or two – a light dusting, in comparison with what states to the north of us routinely experience – … Continue reading

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Birth: Maternity

Giving birth is hard work. Following hours of labor and the final push of delivery, a woman definitely deserves the pampering she will (hopefully) get from her family and the six weeks or more of maternity leave that she will … Continue reading

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Birth: in the family of things

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains … Continue reading

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Birth: By the Book

Every new parent knows: babies don’t come with instructions.  We know the rules, we know the expected outcome; what we struggle with is the everyday “how tos”.  Sure, we can get advice from friends with children, or our own parents, … Continue reading

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Birth: Milestones of Rebirth

Some of you can point to a particular event that you consider a born again experience. Perhaps you had a religious conversion or entered a twelve step program. That event served as a major turning point for you, and your … Continue reading

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Birth: Create Your Beginning

Third week of January…  The New Year is getting old already.  How many people have given up on their resolutions by now?  Is it really too late to start fresh?  I guess I’ll have to wait until next year to … Continue reading

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Birth: Trash to Treasure

On the south side of Gainesville, along a stretch of Highway 13, is a place we call “little Mexico.” The signs are in Spanish, the buildings are painted bright colors, and the skin-tone of the people is predominantly brown. This … Continue reading

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Birth: Good things seeds

The Buddha encouraged us to think of the good things done for us by our parents, by our teachers, friends, whomever; and to do this intentionally, to cultivate it, rather than just letting it happen accidentally. Ajahn Sumedho, “The Gift … Continue reading

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Birth: Possibilities

It is entirely possible that circumstances in your life have left you weary and wandering.  The baggage that you have been carrying has grown ever heavier, and it may feel as though it is weighing  you down and preventing you … Continue reading

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