Monthly Archives: February 2013

Embracing Stillness

It was a chance viewing of a television program featuring two families affected by heroin addition. Their young adult sons suffered from heroin addiction demonstrating typical drug addition behavior:  lying, stealing, homelessness, etc.    One son related  that he went through trash cans to find receipts, then … Continue reading

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Embracing Change Possibilities

I recently heard about two men in their twenties who decided to give up alcohol for Lent.  They grew-up with the idea that Lent in some way invites change.   They are not regular “church goers” yet  they realize Lent’s importance and possibilities.  … Continue reading

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Embracing New Life

Ash Wednesday is the official beginning of Lent.    As a child I looked forward to Lent.  There was something special about Lent I cannot put into words.  Before Lent, I decided what I would “do” for Lent.   I usually “gave up” … Continue reading

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Embracing the Deep

Lately I have thought about some lines from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke:  “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.”  Everyday, it seems,  life presents new situations  inviting us to trust … Continue reading

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