Monthly Archives: December 2012

Embracing the Treasure

Every year around this time of the year I read my journal entries from the past year.   I have kept a journal for many  years although what I write and how I write has changed through the years.  There are days that … Continue reading

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Embracing Christmas

God enfolds us in love through the various seasons of our lives: joy and sadness, understanding and confusion, strength and fragility, vulnerability and security, life and death.   Christmas:  Celebrating  God ‘s Enfolding Wondrous Love  Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and … Continue reading

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Embracing the Promise

I did not realize until 3:00PM last Friday that a tragedy had taken place that morning.  The 3:00PM phone call:    Have you heard about the situation  in Connecticut?    No.  I had not been touch with news throughout the day.  A quick internet search brought … Continue reading

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Embracing Noticing

I  heard a story in the past months that has stayed with me.  One of our Sisters recounted a situation that took place while she was teaching grade school.  A boy stood in the midst of some of his classmates with … Continue reading

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Embracing the Desert

Many years ago when I was a young sister, I traveled alone by bus from Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona for a ministerial experience–October to February.   I had a preconceived notion of Arizona.   I thought Arizona would be hot all day long.  From October … Continue reading

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Embracing the Coming

It was a day of transitioning and remembering.  I sat quietly in the early morning hours settling in to be still and quiet.  A farewell reception was to be held later in the morning for me as I transition from one ministry … Continue reading

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