Spiritual Reflections

Spiritual Reflections

Finding Eden

Deep down every human being longs for Eden. No, it is not a geographic location, like the isles of Fiji or New Zealand or a hilltop village in France, but rather an interior landscape, a spiritual state of being, that can extend itself out into our day-to day lives and...

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A Homily of Hope

Paul says, “Hope is the sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. Hope slips into that inner place behind the curtain of our being.” Beneath the skin, deeper than scars, sickness, disappointment, secret worries and existential fears, flaws, even mortality, lives eternal hope. It is in the marrow of us,...

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Peacock Feathers

How does one live soulfully when the marriage is far less than ideal or the body hurts or the health of someone much loved is in dire jeopardy; or when raising kids feels like a pressure cooker, there is yet another miscarriage, or aging parents demand our attention; or the...

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7 Tips for Living Soulfully

Acutely aware of the preciousness of time, I am determined more than ever to suck the nectar dry from this human spiritual experience and live a life that is deep, consequential, and flushed with joy. Simply put, my soul wants more and I believe yours does too. I'm thankful you...

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A Year of Living Soulfully

Welcome Back! I am excited to begin a new year school year and return to Bread and Honey. I experienced some wonderful little God "nudges" this summer; holy pokes at my spirit, my interior view. Another blessed birthday came and went. My husband and children traveled with me metaphorically and geographically, even...

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Love is the only way

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves is of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7 I am drawn to the work of the famous Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci for his ability to capture the mystery of the human form in all its inherent...

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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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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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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” from his crib after nap...

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