Spiritual Reflections

Spiritual Reflections

Believe in miracles

Do you believe that God is active in the world today? Even intervening with supernatural results at times? One time I left a hospital room with the first words of a eulogy in my mind, only to receive a call the next morning that the person was having a cup

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The Essentials

I was at a lecture on the Lord's Prayer given by nationally-renowned New Testament Scholar and Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Amy Jill Levine. She said the gestalt of Jesus's prayer is to live as if you have one more day before you die. Jesus is not being morbid, Levine said,

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Hold on to the Thread

The story God is writing with our lives consistently leaves me stumped. Sometimes it makes no logical sense. It feels unjust. How could the hero die half-way through the story? As Paul says, we see through the mirror dimly here. Corrie Ten Boom, in her powerful memoir The Hiding Place,

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Hope made me do it!

God will never bully us to do something worthy and beautiful with our lives. The choice is always ours. But God will also never stop giving us opportunities to say, “Yes.” Christmas happened and continues to happen when we agree to birth any amount of goodness into this world. Mary

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Plant Ground Cover

Each of us has been deeded with our own metaphorical farm, a plot of time and space to grow something beautiful and benevolent with our lives. We also must make sure we have deep enough roots to sustain us through the inevitable setbacks. Following the blueprint of nature, we are

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Go to the well!

Many vignettes of our human lives we feel small and pinned to the earth and our circumstances, but deep within us----there is this longing for the sacred, the transcendent and the eternal. God is always luring us to the spiritual well! It doesn’t matter if you come with a sad

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8 Tips for Living Soulfully

The Universe is asking us to open our arms to every encounter, relationship, defeat and dream. Bravery is required! The poet Rainer Maria Rilke said it best regarding God’s ask of us, "Go to the limits of your longing. Embody me. Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move

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The Job of a Lifetime

The CEO uses every person that crosses my path to review me; evaluating how I handle myself in all situations from my intimate relationships to my presence with strangers. How I live my day-to-day life ( talk the talk, but also walk the walk) is the best indicator of not

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Easter Green

Over the last couple of weeks, jogging in Percy Warner Park, I have happily enjoyed the gradual greening of the landscape, a witness to the visible resurrection of tree, clover and wildflower. Could there be anything more rewarding and reassuring than the arrival of spring? Nature provides a textbook on

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A Da Vinci

What if I told you that you have in your possession a treasure of remarkable value hanging in plain sight, waiting to be discovered? Your soul knows this to be true. For however many years you have been alive, a metaphorical “Da Vinci” has been in your possession.To live soulfully

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