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Grieving

Hobbit was a silly banana a few mornings ago and lept off an eight foot embankment while out for our daily on the trail. I was on the road below on the way to the stream, he and Lily Bean … Continue reading

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Place

I’m finally in my new place. Not settled, since there’s still so much to unpack and have set up, but I’m here and all my stuff is here, too. Too much stuff, but it’s all mine and in the same … Continue reading

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Oh, Oh, Oh Laaaaazy

Lazy doesn’t even begin to describe my energy levels today. I haven’t showered, brushed my teeth or even really gotten out of bed – which also means I haven’t gotten dressed today (no, Stasi, bathrobes – however fuzzy – do … Continue reading

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The Scariest Place

During my centering prayer practice this morning, I discovered the scariest of places: my own heart. To be clear, I wasn’t afraid but I could clearly feel my small, egoic self scrambling to get me out of this newer, deeper … Continue reading

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Losing My Life (or My Mind – Whichever)

“Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it and whoever loses his life will save it.” ~ Jesus (Luke 17:33) This Bible verse popped into my head one night and stayed with me for days, rattling around in my … Continue reading

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The Path

The longer I am on this path, the more I realize I know nothing. Recently I realized the more I learn, the less I know. The more I give myself over to the Divine, the less I actually know. About … Continue reading

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To Be Surrendered

Or not. Sometimes, living the surrendered path is a pain. A. Major. PAIN. Sometimes in a very literal sense. It puts me in mind of a story I heard of St. Theresa of Avila: St. Theresa was out for whatever … Continue reading

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Love Notes

All the little places where love leaks in. We pass them by every day, all these little love notes from the Divine. “See how much I love you?” says the Divine perfectly crafting tiny chickweed blossoms in the sidewalk that … Continue reading

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Tolerance

We speak so much of a need for tolerance. This is a first step, yes a good step if it means in your tolerance of me you will not commit meanieness against me, you will leave me at peace to … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer to Bless Everyone and Everything

When we shout “Curse you! Curse you!” these Children of our heart and spirit joyfully run out into the world, our dutiful servants and do as they were created to do. Then, in love and joy they return home to … Continue reading

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