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Forty Five

On this particular anniversary of my birth, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the blessings of an unfolding journey.  I woke this morning in my seminary dorm room, feeling deeply at home in spite of my physical location cross-coastal from my … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Experience

I pulled up to my daughter’s elementary school one unforgettable Friday afternoon, two years ago. Like many parents, I was there waiting for her, earlier than usual, and all I wanted to do was put my arms around my child … Continue reading

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Jettison Cargo

Over the past couple weeks as I’ve been living in October’s “over-drive” mode, I have had a couple brushes with ordinary mortality.  A seemingly healthy, not-much-older-than-me neighbor died suddenly.  Close friends are battling with cancer.  In the course of being … Continue reading

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Life and Loss

My heart has been heavy this week. A friend and colleague of mine suffered a tragedy many of us would find unimaginable, the sudden death of her 20 year old son during a routine, fun-filled Fourth of July weekend at … Continue reading

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Unexpected

My life seems to be filled with unexpected moments these days. Consequently, I have had trouble keeping up my usual writing pattern. I have beaten up on myself a couple times for sitting down to write late at night when … Continue reading

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Journeying 2: Brave New World

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. this morning in hopes of seeing the total lunar eclipse. I stepped out onto my back patio, still in my pajamas, feeling the warm spring wind blowing and swirling. Clouds were in rapid motion, … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light 2: Learning

Something that has hooked me in to teaching are the “a-ha” moments where the proverbial light-bulb goes off and new information strikes a chord between teacher and learner. On a really good day, these lightbulb moments are bidirectional, and we … Continue reading

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getting to “yes”

i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive … Continue reading

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