One Square Inch of Silence

Today I am interested in the possibility of rediscovering and cultivating “one square inch of silence” within us. Faced with the pressures, the loudness, the busyness of our modern-day lives, we must with intentionality and discipline “cultivate calm” in our lives. The goal is to engage with the world from

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It’s a New Year

Time is precious. None of us know how much sand remains in our hourglass so we cannot afford to focus any more time and energy on the uncertain, the scary, the negative. God is focused on what new and marvelous things are forthcoming. Maybe permitting ourselves to dream again is

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Where do we go from here?

Christmas is an invitation to want more for your life, to dare a new path that will afford you more fullness of soul and regular joy! I believe we all have a holy inkling that there is more here than meets the eye and that our lives could be more

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Dear Hope

The time of Advent has happily snuck up on me! It could not have come at a better time. I am tired of walking on eggshells and waiting for the other shoe to drop. These last two years have taught me more than I would like about loss, fear of

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The Way, The Truth, The Life

We are living in a time of unparalleled change. Old guards are falling to new guards. The tug-of-war between the sacred and secular is real and daily. What should we hold onto from our past; what must we now welcome as our new future? How do we live in the

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Press On

The experience of faith can be described in three words: wonder, patience, expectation.  Wonder is knowing in your bones the reality of God in and around us. Patience is the spiritual discipline to accept seasons of divine silence and our human niggling doubt. Time spent in this “no man's land”

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La Bonne Franquette

La Bonne Franquette

It was 6:00pm on a lovely summer evening. I received a phone call from my new friend Lise that she and her husband Eric would love to stop by. Always up for any opportunity to gather people around my table, without a second thought, I answered an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Next,

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Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

This summer I had a fearsome encounter with a bear, but no ordinary bear! This was “The Grand Matriarch of the Tetons,” decked out in her shaggy fur coat with four yearlings in tow. A regal queen—and absolutely terrifying! She weighed at least 400 pounds and stood a bit over

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Earth is crammed with heaven. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Transcendence is the Secret

There is no solving the finite issue. Aristotle suggested we not focus on “the end” but ways to flourish in the present. The American psychologist, Abraham Maslov, wrote about the necessity of having “peak experiences,” where present reality is perceived as sublime; the brutal is forgotten for the beautiful—the ordinary

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No cure for being human

There is no cure for being human. Sorry! Fasten your seatbelt. It’s going to be hard here on earth. We are going to suffer. We are going to get our hearts broken. We are going to age. We are going to be painfully disappointed by fellow human beings, nature, human-governed

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