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It all matters. Really.

Over the last month I’ve been a student.  I’ve attended an Oprah (The Life You Want) weekend conference – and then a few weeks later attended a silent retreat for 3 days.  Next, we held a Walk for all of … Continue reading

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There’s something about Mary. And silence.

I am on a silent retreat for three days, on the holy ground of missionaries, the Sisters of Mercy.  I sit criss-cross apple sauce at the feet of a Mary statute that stretches 50 inches towards the sky.  I make … Continue reading

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Bell rings the Arena with miracles

New York Times Best Selling Author, Rob Bell, took to the stage at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta – as part of Oprah’s The-Life-You -Want weekend tour.  He appeared in denim blue standing tall in front of a sea of … Continue reading

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Tattooed to my Heart and left arm.

He was known as the “master nerd of all music” and his music wasn’t beloved from the start and this could be why his entire compositions weren’t preserved, resulting in many cantatas being lost.    He composed music that is still … Continue reading

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Insignificant in Setting – Loved Largely

The kayak hits the rollers, and glides along the wooden planks, over the sea wall and becomes anchored to a post by its single braided thread.  I nervously climb down a metal pool ladder onto the center of the kayak, … Continue reading

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My…”Return to Zero”

I was able to view the movie by Sean Hanish “Return to Zero” last night.   I have to admit, while I fully support the idea behind the movie of  breaking the silence of stillbirth in a world where we avoid … Continue reading

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What in the Earth?

What in the Earth beckons me outside? it’s watching each lime colored tree change its dress to deeper shades of blades of green grass as the earth tilts its body to dance with a sun that makes each day longer … Continue reading

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Good Friday reflection: Mary kept many things in her heart.

Mary kept many things in  her heart. God’s favor, Joseph,  angel visit, immaculate conception, leaving home, mother to the most High and many, stellar birth witnessed by shepherds/kings, anxiety of losing Jesus for 3 days (when he was 12 years … Continue reading

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holy thursday reflection: washing feet

the basin is filled.  He ties a towel around his waist.  He kneels in service.  i feel not worthy.  He’s showing me the way – that all are worthy.  He gently guides my weathered, callous and tired feet into the basin of … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Next Play.

“Get Ready for the Next Play.”  One of our famous lines.  It was first yelled to keep T-ball players alert to fly balls and line drives.  The motive at the time was safety – since their attention seem as fleeting as … Continue reading

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