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Don’t Meditate

Don’t Meditate

Meditation can be daunting.  Perhaps, don't meditate. Just try being still and quiet for three minutes, maybe five.  Don't wait until the dishes are done or the laundry is folded or the inbox has been emptied. Just choose a quiet place and time and give yourself...

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Letting go of someone you love – family edition

Letting go of someone you love – family edition

There seems to be no end of wise quotes and pithy memes out there for helping someone discern if it’s time to let go of a partner. There’s an abundance of solid advice to confirm what one’s gut is telling them is true – that it is time to move on from a relationship that is no longer healthy for you.

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There you are

There you are

This morning I awoke from the loveliest dream I can recall for some time now.Betsy and I were walking in London and noticed a happy crowd gathering along the Thames. As we drew closer we could see hundreds of inner tubes with smiling waving people were floating down...

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To love and allow ourselves to be loved

To love and allow ourselves to be loved

I’ve become rather obsessed with walking. In the midst of the pandemic, there’s not much else to keep my body and mind moving, so I started walking, and reading about walking, and watching films about walking and even blogging about walking. And, Lordy, my 52-year-old...

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The fog of fear

The fog of fear

March has come in like a lamb here in Holland. As is often the way on the cusp between seasons, a thick as snert soup fog was draped over the tilting houses and the cobbled streets as we cycled to work this morning. So we took our time winding through the sleepy city,...

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Unlearning Fear

Unlearning Fear

A week or so before I was to turn 52 I was walking across the wide open fields of the Dutch countryside, alone, not another soul as far as the eye could see. As I wandered and wondered, a phrase drifted across the landscape of my mind and has lingered there ever since...

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God be in my constant overthinking

God be in my constant overthinking

The season of my coming out was fraught with tumultuous storms and beautiful sunrises.  It was nearly 20 years ago when I answered both a call to seminary and God’s invitation to step fully  into the life I was created to live and love. At the time...

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The unseen scene: a writing prompt

The unseen scene: a writing prompt

A writing prompt Spectacular selfies, thrilling travel pics and snaps of scrumptious suppers – our phones and feeds are full of these images that we collect over time. We frame the photos carefully, capturing and telling the story we most want to recall, to tell. What...

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Why Pray for Peace?

Why Pray for Peace?

God is not a cosmic vending machine and prayer is not tossing pennies in a divine wishing well. Prayer is persistently practicing the presence of God. It is an act of acknowledging our connectedness to God and one another. Prayer is inviting God’s creative presence...

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