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Women! Be Wise!

Women! Be Wise!

    There are times when your world shifts and you realize how conditioned you are to thinking and feeling a certain way about things that happen in life. I am blessed by a rebellious spirit and an insatiable curiosity that has allowed me to question and shift perspective about many ingrained cultural assumptions. Spent […]

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Everything is Holy Now

Everything is Holy Now

    In my middle years, I move farther away from certainty about God to fall deeper into the mystery of it all.  I sing, praise, dance, cry, plead, rage and wrestle my way into mystery. I remember a life  changing conversation many years back with a retired Methodist minister who had a reputation of […]

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The Familiarity of Fear

The Familiarity of Fear

It starts as this pinprick.  The insidious nature of fear as it freezes the body and at the same time makes the heart pump furiously to send all the blood away from the organs to the outer extremities. It can happen so suddenly that it feels like someone punched you in the stomach or it […]

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Healing and Hope

Healing and Hope

Healing is a process. Forgiveness is a process. Spiritual author Jeff Brown eloquently speaks of forgiveness that rises organically as being real and deeply rooted rather than the willing of forgiveness which to me feels grim and determined and sometimes carries strings that are attached. In my own experience of a lifetime of working on […]

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Trust and Allow

Trust and Allow

  The past few months this phrase is what has kept my feet fully planted on the earth, my heart open and my spirit in seeking mode. I love living in the questions and in the depths of exploration of trust, even in my self perceived free spirited existence,  I am finding resistance, attachment to […]

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Obligation

Obligation

The word obligation is a noun defined by dictionary.com as “something by which a person is bound or obliged to do certain things, and which arises out of a sense of duty or results from custom, law, etc.” I have had a life long resistance to authority which has resulted in for me, a breeding […]

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Falling in love with life.

Falling in love with life.

Life as it is with a messy house, 5 more pounds of flesh than I would like, an imperfect credit rating, cars with serious mileage and health challenges that present themselves often into the rhythm of our family. Life also unfolds here in the sense of always having a home for friends, travelers and the […]

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