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Filled With Loving Kindness: Being Kindness

My heart has been so heavy since the Presidential election, and it’s taken some time to sort out my feelings to figure out why my heart has been so heavy. After all, I’ve been “awake” for decades to the racism, … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: Our House of Loving Kindness

It was a great privilege and an honor to travel to North Dakota this past week to take part in a gathering of over 500 clergy from at least 20 different faith traditions, along with indigenous peoples from well over … Continue reading

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March 27-Awe & Wonder: Fear & Dread

If you search on the phrase “awe and fear” or “awe and dread” there are rich sources and wise writings on how these concepts are intertwined. There are many lessons we can take from the stories of Jesus’ life and the … Continue reading

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Harbor: Hope

“I know this rose will open. I know my fear will burn away.  I know my heart will unfurl its wings. I know this rose will open.” ~ Mary E. Grigolia This rose burst into bloom two days ago, on … Continue reading

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Journeys: Never Alone

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” -Robin Williams, in World’s Greatest Dad … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Butterfly

This post is the third in a trio of posts inspired by butterflies. The first two can be found here and here. When the time comes for a newly-transformed butterfly to emerge from the darkness of its cocoon, it faces … Continue reading

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Sowing: Trust and Faith

Trust and faith are parallels to each other, and I believe they are necessary elements to living a joyful life.  We need to believe in possibilities.  We must trust that our dreams are achievable.  We have to have faith that … Continue reading

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Ecology: Finding the Light

The physical and spiritual resources the earth provides are evident everywhere around us, but it is nature’s living example of growth and survival – it’s ability to sustain itself – from which we have much to learn.  Nature can be … 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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Birth: Sunrise

My son was driving me home from the airport.  It was late and cold.  Suddenly I was aware of this haunting music on the radio and that he was singing.  It has become one very important song to me, and … Continue reading

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