Tag Archives: awareness

In the way

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” — Margaret Thatcher This quote from Margaret Thatcher, though probably said in jest, is often closer to the truth for me than I’d like to admit.   I … Continue reading

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Beauty from ashes

The third on the list of ways we might live out the resurrection (from author Richard Rohr) is “Undo your mistakes by some positive action towards the offended person or situation.” I’m not sure it’s possible to “undo” our mistakes. … Continue reading

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A Plague of Grackles

We are suffering a plague of grackles.  I only meant to feed songbirds and sparrows, but first one grackle showed up, and then another. Soon a whole gang of them flew in and took over, chasing away the other birds, … Continue reading

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There’s More

Today no one would doubt that it’s Spring, even here in New England.  Nothing is budding yet, but it’s sunny and 70, and you can see a hint of leaf buds on the trees.  When it was sleeting last week, … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through

Fourth Thursday The important thing, no matter what form of prayer we use, is to respond in faith to God’s presence. Sometimes I’m so aware of his presence and love it makes me weep with gratitude.  Other days it is … Continue reading

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Second Friday of Lent/March 6/Prayers of Examen

Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)   “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet … Continue reading

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Is love linear?

I’ve been seeing a spiritual director for a few months now.   The main benefit to me is it helps me ask the right questions.  I have much to learn, and unlearn.   In our last session I was talking with her … Continue reading

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