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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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The Loveliest Night

Two nights ago, we celebrated Christmas Eve.  I think this may be the loveliest night of the year.  The lovely carols, the lovely poinsettias, the lovely candlelight. When the church lights are slowly dimmed and the flame passes from person … Continue reading

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