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Realignment

I have been hitting the reset button. We all need to do this once in a while when our routine gets thrown off course. I am no exception to this karmic rule. The things that nourish me spiritually; writing, playing … Continue reading

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Thus Lies the Poetry Lie

When I was in college I had a friend that I really respected.  Mike was a few years older than me and we were paired up randomly to work as prayer partners for our Christian fellowship group that we both … Continue reading

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Nourishing Thoughts

I concentrate a good deal of energy thinking about what I’m eating.  I want it to nourish my body and be healthy.  While I still enjoy a delicious piece of chocolate cake,  I want to be conscious of keeping what … Continue reading

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The Quiet Mind

Part of my spiritual practice for a number of years has been meditation.  I know what you’re probably imagining in your mind;  sitting on the floor with legs crossed, a blissful smile on my face and a long solemn “ooooohhhhhmmmmm” … Continue reading

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Resolving To Be Mindful

Last year my resolution for 2013 was to be more optimistic.  While I felt I wasn’t a particularly negative person, the goal for me was to be more reflective and effective at being optimistic.  Now that the next year has … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

God is referred to with many different names.  God, Yahweh, Lord, Heavenly Father are all common.  But when it’s Advent and Christmas, we most often hear God referred to as Emmanuel.   Definition:  Immanuel or Emmanuel or Imanu’el (Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל “God [is] with us” consists of two Hebrew words: אֵל (’El, meaning … Continue reading

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Intentional Joy

All of this talk of being grateful has me connecting the dots with real joy.  One common theme that comes up with that connection of gratitude to joy is the intentionality of it.   Intention (noun) in ten ʃn  1.  Aim or … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Optimism and gratitude go hand in hand.  With my 2013 optimism project, my gratitude has gone through the roof!!  I’ve been keeping a “gratitude journal” and writing 10 things I’m grateful for in it every morning.  It is amazing how … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction

About a year ago I made a decision to meet with a spiritual director once a month.  What’s a spiritual director you ask?  Well, it’s sort of like a life coach, except instead of one person telling another how to … Continue reading

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Making a Contract

I did something today that I have never done before.  I made a contract with myself and God.  Inspired by a book club I participate in, we decided as a group to go through a book called Soul Coaching by … Continue reading

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