Forgiveness

A brand new year has begun. Sometimes it is really hard to begin something truly new without releasing the past. That often requires forgiveness, a well-worn topic for all of us and one I want to mull again. Phrases Posted on Facebook, January 2022 Here is a beautiful quote from Desmond Tutu: Without forgiveness there […]

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Unfolding

Picture how a tablecloth stored in the linen closet has many creases where it was folded many times in order to be made small enough to fit. To unfold as a person is a big deal. Letting go of fitting and being made small, the creases will probably still be visible, but so will the […]

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Acceptance

I once lived some summers in a little hill town in Mexico. The front door of our house had no doorknob or handle. It had a small hole in the middle. From inside a string was attached to the latch, so one could thread the string through the hole and a person on the outside […]

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Already

Already from the very start there is a theme to our lives. As we mature we can nurture and make it visible. We are not doomed. Rather we are groomed by life. In time our authenticity can be shared, and then a sense of wholeness will be felt. When I take a quiet moment (or […]

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Choice and Willingness

With September here I feel a sense of beginning. It must be left over from years of school starting at this time. Maybe we are in the school of life always. When beginning anything, choice and willingness is embedded in it. That’s the subject for this month.  Phrasees posted on Facebook, September 2021 For me […]

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August

The farmer’s markets are in full swing. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are in glorious abundance. There’s a sense of plenty and also a sense that summer will soon be gone. Fruition and change rub against each other. They are truths lived simultaneously. There’s always some kind of August in our lives. It’ a good subject […]

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Good Things to Think

When another month arrived, and my thinking cap was a dust heap under the bed, I realized that the only course was to conjure up something good. Taking that literally the subject for July became “Good things to think”. I’ve always felt that a good thing to think is to trust that my heart can […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude    June is often known as the wedding month. Let’s be wedded the attitude of gratitude. It will be a faithful spouse and will not fail to bring us gifts of joy and peace. Phrases posted on Facebook, June 2021 So many thoughtful people have shared their thoughts about gratitude. Let’s mull and muse […]

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“This” and “That”

As if it were the day ahead of you, imagine a blank page. Imagine a black dot on that page. Think of that dot as a period, a metaphor to pause, a little time to take a breath and to be grateful. Soon you will see other black dots on the page. Draw a line […]

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Unfolding

When we are graced away from distractions and urgent busyness we might sense that there is an ongoing longing present inside us to unfold something that has waited for us to care enough to manifest it. It seems it takes grace to even begin to notice. Here’s a beautiful quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Many […]

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