Tag Archives: Present moment

Advent Word: Delight

I have vivid memories of Christmas Past that involve the “Festival of Lights” in Niagara Falls. I don’t look back at high school with much awe, I must admit. But, one of my fondest high school memories was arriving by … Continue reading

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Holy Ground: Week 1 of Cultivating Sacred Space

This week, my writing and my spiritual journal follows the theme of Holy Ground, which is the weekly theme for the Lenten “Cultivating Sacred Space” virtual program I’m curating for my faith community. Feel free to join us; click the … Continue reading

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There is something about the coming together of opposites that attracts me. I am drawn to juxtapositions, and make my home at the coming together of seemingly opposing forces. My astrological chart would suggest it might be related to my … Continue reading

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Joy, part 2 (right now)

As I write today’s blog, I am waiting with joy for several things, right here and right now. First, I am waiting with joy to spend some holiday time with my family. We are en route, my daughter and I, … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Peace

Today ushers in the second Sunday of Advent. The lectionary readings this week focus on peace, introducing some of my favorite Old Testament imagery from Isaiah: “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the … Continue reading

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what I believe, at this moment…

It is Friday afternoon as I sit at my desk. I am thinking back across my week, from the vantage point of this chair, as I reflect on the question of “what do I believe?” in response to this week’s … Continue reading

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Showing up

I woke this morning with one intention: showing up to my life. I also woke, as did those of you reading this, to the shut-down of the government after a stalemate impasse around legislation and budget and social policy. Similarly, … Continue reading

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Our Words

“Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What … Continue reading

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