Author Archives: sarahrflick

Las Vegas, Two Churches, and Our 25th Anniversary

This morning I woke up at 4:00 am. I was just going to the bathroom but my phone lay on my bedside table flashing away. I picked it up and read the screen’s alert about the shooting in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Tonight I knelt in a beautiful church, closed my eyes, and felt fingers brushing dry ashes on my forehead in the sign of a cross. These words were whispered to me: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall … Continue reading

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Inflection Point

  “The only truth I know is that light is everywhere.” A long long time ago in math class, I learned about inflection points. About the points where curves change direction, where shifts occur, where calculus reigns. Aside from the calculus that … Continue reading

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Beads, Safety Pins, and Candles

This past week.  On Monday, Leonard Cohen died.  Tuesday was Election Day. When we finally went to bed, I couldn’t sleep.  Wednesday I saw my spiritual director and spent time with my sister.  Thursday was my birthday. My husband and … Continue reading

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Annuciation

There is that moment Right before everything changes When I stop, breathe, yield Surrender to what I already know to be true.   That moment, wistful, anxious Maybe a little sad Maybe nostalgic Hangs in my knowing like an icicle … Continue reading

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Living Compass in Chicago

This past week I had a wonderful opportunity to spend a few days at the Nicholas Center at St. James Cathedral in Chicago and participate in training for congregational wellness advocacy via a program known as Living Compass. This program … Continue reading

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Transitions

These changes are not always announced by words.  But rather by  A twisting and turning deep in our solar plexus,  A budding awareness in our secure knowing,  A flash of lightning in our soul that resides we know not where.  … Continue reading

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