Spiritual Reflections

Spiritual Reflections

The Gold Within

The Olympics in Rio was a highlight of the summer. Who could choose a favorite Olympian: Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, Simone Biles, the mythic gymnast, or the indomitable Michael Phelps in the pool? Every night we watched in awe as these athletes exhibited great courage, determination, poise,...

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Treading Water

My grandfather was drafted into the navy during WWII. He saw action in Pearl Harbor and in the Battle of Manilla in the Philippines. "Papa JB" had one of the more daring jobs on the ship. His fellow sailors would lock him into a full iron diving suit and then...

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Looking for Rainbows

This week we had a Spring thunderstorm for the books. The sky went dark. The air became ominously quiet. The first lightening strike caused a squeal from my three year old followed by a howl of thunder. And then the heavens opened up. I happened to be dropping off some...

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Get the Glow

Recently a friend surprised me with the compliment, "You are glowing!" I was quick to point out the dark circles under my eyes, the unbrushed hair, perfume of breast milk and missing lipstick-----All signs of a very sleep-deprived over-the-hill mother of a six-week old baby. But the glow she noticed was a...

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L’Art de Vivre

"L'Art de Vivre" is a French turn of phrase that alludes to the art of living well. You might be surprised to find that the French definition would not include professional accolades, material success, fame, coffers spilling with gold, or even physical beauty. (Side note: I have yet to write...

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The Day After

My God,        You broke open the world for me that first Easter morning. Nothing will ever be the same again. Your Love defies all. You proved that so beautifully when you defeated Death, sent your bevy of angels, and breathed life again into your Son. When the Veil was torn...

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The Easter Miracle

The poet T.S. Eliot once said, “Every now and then life drops an unavoidable question at your door and you are called to answer it.” As we begin the holy walk toward Easter 2016, I wonder if we could take a moment away from dying Easter eggs every hue of the...

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Crazy Blessed

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments,...

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The True Will of God

Recently, I met a lovely woman (she was actually the technician doing my ultrasound) who surprised me when she said she would love to have a child, but it was not God's will. I experienced a soul-chilling shudder travel down my spine. It reminded me of sitting in the pediatric...

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The Divine Courtship

I have come to realize that they’ll never be enough lifetimes here on earth to discover and experience all that God is, but what an adventure trying. I cannot boast my spiritual path resembles that of the mystic, the saint, or inspired prophet. But on my best days, it is sincere. You...

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