Happy Mother’s Day

She gave me my first place to stand in the world, I have floated on her prayers ever since. Her soul, perfect kindness, long ago outgrew her body. Healer, sage, savior, friend She is my oasis of peace. I have her to thank for introducing me to God and, imparting her theology of love. The best of...

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Make Your Bed

My mom gave my 15 year old, Charlie a thin book, Make Your Bed, Little Things that Can Change Your Life And Maybe Change The World. The author, Retired Admiral H. McRaven, was invited to deliver the commencement address at the University of Texas, Austin, in 2012. It went viral and...

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Taco Delicious

I have just finished reading Dr. Mark Hyman's, (the Director of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine), best-selling book, "FOOD, What the Heck Should I eat?" Like me, he believes food plays a powerful role in not only healing our body, but is our best chance for lifelong (aiming...

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Bedrock Faith

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Jesus spent enough time on this planet wearing our "earth school" uniform of flesh and bone to know what we are each up against as human beings. He understood...

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Raindrop Baptism

This morning began quite ordinary, as miracles do. A walk in the emerald wood. Until the skies opened And the Spirit revealed Herself swathed in the wind. A squirrel, a pair of chipmunks and a bluejay stopped what they were doing and sat in rapt attention As I received my raindrop baptism. How quickly the ordinary...

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Begin

God says: Can we finally begin now? Become who I know you to be Your soul knows the way Be content with the smallest gestures— the sun rising, a cup of vervain, the hummingbird returned Smile instead of clench, even when Life has you under her thumb See how many times you can fall in love, Every day. Say...

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