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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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More Easter Days

Easter service in the garden, 2018 The question I hear the most in my life is, “Farrell, where are you?” It could be my son, Charlie, calling me from the lacrosse field and I am standing in the grocery store check-out line. Or Finn calls “momma”...

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May I introduce….

Recently, I had the pleasure to make acquaintance again with an old friend. I was quickly reminded why I was so drawn to this person in the first place. Before my friend could even get a word out I unraveled a tapestry of excuses for...

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Take down the walls

"Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." Matthew 5:24 KJV This past summer in France my family and I happened upon a beautiful hiking trail through vineyards, olive groves and...

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My Theology

Theology: An evolving understanding of God and of God's relationship with the world. my theology Made by and for love. Entrusted with the Image. Originally blessed, not cursed. Here on divine assignment—A sacred mission My soul is who I am. God answers to many names. The last line of THE STORY has already been inked: Goodness prevails. Faith...

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Stardust

I am mountain, I am dust. Constellations made of us. There's mystery in the dirt. Momentary carbon stories from the ashes filled with the holy ghost. Life is here now. Breathe it all in. Let it all go. (Lyrics from I Am Mountain by Gungor)   A couple of weeks...

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