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This one…

Though I have many friends, I find it helpful to celebrate them one at a time when I pray.  This one friend.  This one shell.  This one meditation moment.  This one day of life.  

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Our legacy

We humans like to leave a mark behind which says: “I was here.” We wonder what will be left behind when we die?  Was it good people raised, big churches built, good sermons written, good art in homes or galleries or good memories of people who loved us and occasionally tell stories including or even about us?

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Stand up!

should we sit,head in our hands, rehearsing a concerned and compassionate shampoo, and hope for the best?  It is no longer enough. Not any more.

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Tenacity…and gratitude

I ascend my little ladder in the morning before sunrise.  Going up is easy, as it was, I expect, in the Transfiguration story.  But coming down…that is harder (as it was in the Transfiguration story also, I expect.)

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Bushy the Squirrel: A Parable

Once upon a time there was a squirrel named Bushy. He was a fine little squirrel, but as he grew older everyone began to notice a change in him. All he cared about was gathering nuts. Every day you could hear his voice ringing through the forest: “Gotta get more nuts! Gotta get more nuts!”

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Wearing the cross

Having finally wrapped my brain around the impossible goodness of our Lord, I decided I owed it to Him to wear a cross.

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Letting Go

I clutter my home with love.  Well, things really.  But they are icons of love – hard to let go of and yet…it is time to simplify.  It is time “to small” my life.  Small should be a verb.

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