Category Archives: Faith

Stalled

The word leaped from the reading that I was listening to this morning, Christine Caine’s new book Unexpected   “Stalled.”  I don’t remember if the word following was faith or hope, listening while I get ready for work often means … Continue reading

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Doing Culture

I hear a lot about culture in my life. I live in what is called a melting pot area as we have people from all different nationalities pour into our community on a regular basis. Many people want those moving … Continue reading

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The Dash

I found myself the other day thinking that possibly my friends that had not made it to adulthood had the better life.  I am not suicidal or wish for death.  Those of us left behind, we miss them; those who … Continue reading

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Timing

Kairos that was the word that kept running through my mind. Divine, opportune time. That is what I take that word to mean. Versus Chronos which is more of  a linear time. I think about a conversation with a counselor … Continue reading

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Little Surprises

A few weeks ago, I had an unexpected surprise in the midst of mourning.  I had been at my grandmother’s visitation, and while catching up with family is nice, my heart was sad.  It had been a long day as … Continue reading

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POD #10: Handling Unfinished Business

Kasl writes: “to become aware of unfinished business in your life, ask yourself the following five questions.” Who comes to mind when I think of unresolved grief, hurt, or pain? To whom do I need to apologize? With whom do … Continue reading

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POD #9: Conditions for happiness

Scan your world. Is there any relationship or project or area of your life in which you have been imposing impossible conditions on your happiness? Is there any place in your life where you are telling yourself the story that … Continue reading

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Come down

A few weeks ago, my grandchildren learned about Zacchaeus in children’s class at church. As they told me the story, childhood memories flooded back. I started to sing to them the song about Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was a wee little man, … Continue reading

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POD #7: Use Your Words

POD #7: Use Your Words Use your ever-powerful words to speak, weave and write TWO blessings. The first one is a blessing I want you to write and speak over yourself, your life and/or your future. The second is a … Continue reading

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POD #6: Unlearning

What have you successfully, intentionally unlearned? And what, if anything, do you want to unlearn now? I recently unlearned that it is okay to be the first one to reach out in reconciliation. For years, I told myself if someone … Continue reading

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