Tag Archives: love

Finding my way back

I just discovered I haven’t written since July. I didn’t know it had been that long since I checked in. For a few months, I’ve been checked out. Ever since the election, I’ve hardly been able to watch or read … Continue reading

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Prayers for Orlando

“True prayer is nothing but love.” — St. Augustine My heart and prayers go out to all who lost friends and loved ones this past week. We light candles and stand with you and mourn the loss of so many … Continue reading

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Feeling the Bern

I was astounded to read this week about the tow truck driver from South Carolina who refused to help a woman whose car had broken down on the side of the road, simply because she had a Bernie sticker on … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

I’m taking on a new challenge this week: to stop every time I get in my car and be fully present for the next 30 seconds. The goal is simply to encourage being present to the moment. Kris Kile, the … Continue reading

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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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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 Moment of Clarity

Sixth Friday/Good Friday There are moments in life that give us total clarity. Usually they center around a crisis. They happen in emergency rooms, in courtrooms, in funeral homes, on a hill called Golgotha. We experience them when we’ve come … Continue reading

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Foot Prints

Sixth Thursday/Holy Week We had a foot washing service at our church tonight. It wasn’t a service for people with vulnerability issues. It’s funny how vulnerable we can feel in our naked feet. Not to mention our discomfort with having … Continue reading

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Living the Questions

Fifth Friday “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, … Continue reading

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Rest Assured

Fourth Friday On a personal quiet day last spring, I found myself wanting to escape the busy season I was in. As I drove myself to the retreat center, I felt desperate for rest. I opened a Bible I picked … Continue reading

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