Monthly Archives: January 2013

Embracing Divine Familiarity

Have you heard the expression, “familiarity breeds contempt”?  The more you know something or someone, the more you start to find fault and dislike things about it or them?  Closely akin to familiarity breeds content is the question, what is an expert?   Numerous perspectives abound … Continue reading

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Embracing Divine Warmth

Several years ago when I left the parish where I was Pastoral Associate to enter a new ministry, a woman in the parish gave me a prayer shawl.  Women in the parish made shawls to give to those who were … Continue reading

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Embracing the Divine Nudge

Do you remember a time when someone asked you to do something that involved using your gifts and your first inner response was, “I don’t know.  I don’t think I can do that.  I am not ready.”  Upon further thought, however, you decided to … Continue reading

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Embracing Community

He was standing in the hallway by his locker.  Just the previous week the administration emphasized at a faculty meeting that students are not allowed in the hallways during lunch time.  They were to be either in the lunch room or outside.  Here stood … Continue reading

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Embracing the Star

It was many years ago yet the images and feelings are like yesterday.  On a beautiful summer day I drove from the Washington, DC area where I was living to a parish in New Hampshire to interview for a ministry … Continue reading

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