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It’s A Small World?

This past week the physical world lost two amazing people in a tragic accident while raising money for charity. One of the two was a longtime friend of 13+ years and the other was a neighbor who lived within walking

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“Resurrected” Update

Mammogram scheduling has become a topic for researchers. This had apparently been brewing when I had a mammogram, leading to doubts and conclusions penned in the blog post, Resurrected. Here are the news reports on the latest screening recommendations from the American College

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How Does My Garden Grow?

It is spring and my “New Dawn” rose bush is heavy with pale, pink puffs. Clusters of four puffs on each stem, trailing up the brick wall of my kitchen window, making the preparation of every meal blissful! I wanted

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The Journey

A poem given to me by my spiritual companion, Barbara P.  Photo by Ben Gray @photobgray One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the

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Photo by Ben Gray @photobgray “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

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Baptism Anniversary 3/31/2013

I scheduled this to publish on my baptism, but the auto post failed to do so.  PRAYER OF ABANDOMENT    (rewritten)   I enter into your movements Holy Trinity, persuading me to join. Whatever we may do, I thank you:

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Kathleen Norris Has the Final Word This Lent

“An Ordinary Cross Among Trees,“Ignatius Retreat Center trail “We make such a fuss about ‘seeking God.’ We’re anxious about so many things… Are we doing it right? …Which church congregation will best ‘feed us spiritually’? Probably the best thing we can

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A Lenten Season of Uncertainty

So as I near the end of the Lenten season, I am struck by the amount of uncertainty that looms in my every day life. It seems ever more prominent, or shall I say, more real than anytime before. Possibly, in our

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St. Patrick’s Melody

It was during a St. Patrick’s Day party that a friend of the host shared with me her return to faith. This friend of a friend is a philosophy professor and she spoke of her return to the biblical text,

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Defining Church

On the Giving Up Church for Lent journey, I’ve decided to ask and consult friends, acquaintances and authors about what their definitions of the church are and if in fact, according to their definitions, I can really GIVE UP church. Of course, I

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