Category Archives: Spirituality

The First Walk of the Season

The months passed, situations arose, life continued.  Yet  no walks.  Restorative, beautiful walks waited.  Then the day.  Carefully bundled, cautiously stepping as boots navigated the ice-covered path. Oh, so beautiful!  Good to be back.  Fresh air filled grateful lungs.  My … Continue reading

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Embracing Light

Perhaps it wasn’t completely wise to be outside by the water on an early,  blustery early fall morning, yet the dawning day beckoned me.    The wind whirled around me, my hiking boots griping the rocks.   I clutched my camera while situating myself before the roaring … Continue reading

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Embracing Delight

In a recent “Family Circus” comic by Bill Keane, a scene unfolds on what looks like a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the family living room.  The children are sitting/laying on the floor playing a board game and their father bends down from … Continue reading

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Embracing Imperfection

In the book, Prayer Our Deepest Longing, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser talks about various ways to look at what it means to be holy or perfect.  He says, “There are two classical concepts of perfection, one Greek and the other Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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Embracing the Gentle Breeze

The summer breeze gently blew through the rolling hills.  The “sounds” of silence.  Softly, beautifully, yet hauntingly.  Simply the course of earth’s currents?  Perhaps.  Yet more?  Perhaps.   Nevertheless, a “sound” I always remember from many years ago as I … Continue reading

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Embracing Signs

The sound of the fog horn. The train’s whistle.  The warning:  this may be hazardous to your health.  Fatigue that won’t go away.  Persistent pain, physically, emotionally or spiritually.  What do these “signs” have in common?  They are warnings of … Continue reading

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Embracing Stillness

I did not notice at first.  I was thinking about the envelope in my hand ready to mail.  I needed to have it weighed.  I was in line at the post office –about 10 minutes to spare before they closed.  … Continue reading

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