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Minor changes, major delight

I’ve been looking for ways to approach personal growth– actually, the whole of my life–with more ease, lightness of being, and self-compassion in the upcoming year. Though I’ll readily state that I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, the spirit of the season has nonetheless made an impression: Within the last 36 hours, I’ve taken a […]

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The ease of endings

I have been grieving.  This season has found me going inward, craving quiet, and restlessly seeking to pry open my tightly-fisted hands. During the last six weeks or so, I’ve been blindsided by the iron grip of past griefs I thought had long loosened. I’ve also been watching fearfully as the shiny, alluring dreams I […]

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You can always take a cab

Today is International Day of the Girl. My heart aches for all of the girls, all over the world, who cry silently, who cannot speak the things that they want to say, who believe that they will never have the opportunity to be who they long to be. I pray that each will be convinced–at […]

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Rogue wave

So picture this. It’s a perfectly calm day on the ocean. There’s not even the tiniest whisper of a wind. You’re in a sailboat, and there’s not a ripple on the water. You’ve been out in the open for hours, floating peacefully without any other people or boats or shoreline in sight. Suddenly you perceive […]

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truth & proof

Truth & proof

Approximately 16 years ago, one of my closest friends– Well actually she turned out to not be one of my closest friends. Rather, she had come to view me as an obstacle to her desired “friendship” with my husband, who thankfully was not interested in trading me for her– Anyway this “friend” looked at me […]

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The power of vulnerability

The power of vulnerability is precisely what this blog celebrates. My commitment to share my authentic self is often challenged by the extent to which I am willing to be vulnerable in these blog posts. It is, however, a useful exercise. Even a spiritual one. Being continuously tested in this way causes me to reexamine […]

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Wondering where the lions are

“And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together…” Isaiah 12.6 Bruce Cockburn asked me to sing “Wondering Where the Lions Are” along with him Monday night (OK maybe he didn’t ask only me, but still…) My Baby […]

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The best way out

Through

Are you looking for a way out? Sometimes I am. Even today. I would like a way out of working late into the night. It makes me feel unsettled and sad to work late, as if there is no distinction between day and night. Which is how it felt when I was nursing my newborn […]

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