Category Archives: Life

Witnessed by Strangers

Guess I really am a minister.  When my phone rang at 2:40 this morning I figured it was a wrong number.  When I realized a message had been left I woke up enough to play it back.  To my surprise, … Continue reading

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Patrick Died

Patrick died.  He came into my life briefly, and left quickly, before I had a chance to get to know what made him uniquely himself.  I met him in Abadiania, Brazil, when our paths happened to cross while staying at … Continue reading

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A New Dawn

Sitting on the porch at dawn Watching the mist rise from the river Shrouding the opposite shore in mystery, I am healed by a chorus of birds Knowing to sing their own song. I am filled with awe At the … Continue reading

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The Porch at Dawn

Sitting on the porch at dawn Watching the mist rise from the river Shrouding the opposite shore in mystery, I am healed by a chorus of birds All knowing to sing their own songs. I am filled with awe At … Continue reading

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My Soul Sings Out

“I have listened and I have looked with open eyes. I have poured my soul into the world, Seeking the unknown within the known. And I sing out loud in amazement.”  ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Indian mystic and poet   How … Continue reading

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Hard Time

“Pain is the roadmap that leads to healing.”  ~ Jude Smith ~   It was a difficult retreat week.  Unlike my usual retreat weeks spent cavorting with God, this one was spent cavorting with the dark sides of my soul.  … Continue reading

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Come Closer

Day 2 of my retreat. I woke up this morning with the driven urgency you might expect from someone who works like me. Even on retreat, I feel compelled to spend my time richly, completely, and well. Go figure, huh? … Continue reading

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