Miracles Always Fascinate, But Would You Be Convinced?

Posted on May 25, 2017

Miracles Always Fascinate, But Would You Be Convinced?

Miracles always fascinate me, although the Doubting Thomas in me flashes like a neon sign when I read of them. The miracle below melted the stubborn toughness that still clings to the edges of my soul’s robe. I’m not sure why I find myself drawn to images or stories of mules over the past few years. I almost bought an original oil painting by Linda Sasse at the ArtsQuest festival a few years ago. If memory serves me well, it was in pastel colors and featured...

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Trust, talking to God, and the Gift of Tears

Posted on May 17, 2017

  I’m off to tell more stories from my book at the Coastal Library in Santa Rosa Beach, FL today at 10 a.m. including the little-known spiritual gift of tears. Crossing my fingers for an audience, however small. One of the topics in the book and in my talk is the gift of tears. I address this topic for two reasons. I was confused by spiritual tears falling effortlessly without reddening of the eyes. I’d never heard of the gift of tears, and I’m fairly...

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Fog is one place I feel the Mystery of God most closely

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Fog is one place I feel the Mystery of God most closely

Fog has always felt mysterious and magical to me. It makes me happy, perhaps because with my active mind, the limits to visibility create welcome relief, a forced respite.  The first time I visited the state of Washington, it was covered in fog. As I was driven along the highway, my friend, Rachelle, would say, “Right over there you usually can see a brilliant view of Mt Rainier.” No sense pouting. I looked to my right and saw white. I tried to imagine the...

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Prayer therapy from Nike when you procrastinate about your relationship with God

Posted on Feb 9, 2017

Prayer therapy from Nike when you procrastinate about your relationship with God

Prayer isn’t easy. Until you have some help or practice. If you’ve been having trouble prioritizing time for God in your busy life, I have a few solutions, one of them from Nike of all places. We all have weak spots. One of mine is my ankle. It turned outward during a tennis game years ago and has been weak ever since. With no warning or provocation, it decided to turn outward again three months ago while I was carrying my granddaughter. I managed to...

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Grace gets unearthed and stirs my soul.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Grace gets unearthed and stirs my soul.

Grace gets unearthed at odd moments.  Do you notice when something’s dying? Landscapers noticed a patch of turf on the grounds of our townhome that was dying. Because they saw the dying and cared about the living, they searched and uncovered a broken pipe hidden beneath the surface and repaired it. They didn’t just patch it with new sod. They cared enough to dig underneath to see what was causing the grass to die. I respect people who care enough to dig in and...

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Close your eyes so your heart can see you becoming

Posted on Dec 31, 2016

A new year presses to be born. Who am I becoming? Find your place and close your eyes, so your heart can start to see. When you give up being self-absorbed, your being becomes a great community.  — Rumi translated by Coleman Barks in Soul Fury New Year’s Eve is our day to review past years event, make a list of all that transpired this year. We review the goals we’d set and make new ones for the year to come. And we rest. Review. Renew. Rest. It’s a...

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