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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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Embrace The Quiet

At church this weekend, and for each of the weeks coming up to Christmas, parts of the readings are from the gospel of Luke.  Luke is probably the most famous accounting of the birth of Jesus.  Handle’s famous work, The … Continue reading

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Warm Gooey Center

I love dessert.  I often select what I’m having for dinner at a restaurant based on what the dessert tray has to offer.  Give me a warm dessert with something amazing in the middle and I’m all over it!!  To … Continue reading

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Breathing 15 Minutes At A Time

Breathing is an unconscious act.  You do it by instinct because your body needs air for survival.  Our bodies have their own “knowing” and take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide without our conscious brain having any involvement … Continue reading

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Wishing for Something Better

My year of optimism is starting to come to a close.  I only have a few weeks left and I’m starting to look back and evaluate how everything has gone.  This last year has me noticing a lot of personal … Continue reading

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A 10 Minute Breather

I have never been very good at prayer.  With candid honesty, I admit, I really stink at it.  That stereotypical child reverently kneeling at the side of the bed, her eyes closed to a squint listing earnest requests to God … 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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Negotiations

This last weekend I played the piano for two different churches and heard two different sermons.  This is kind of fun for me, because in my denomination, the readings from the Bible are exactly the same no matter what church … Continue reading

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Dwelling

I have been reading some really great reflections during this Lenten season, as well as reading about the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.  In addition to having some wonderful quiet time to think about my optimism promise and how … Continue reading

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Let ‘Em Have It

I was talking to a friend this past week about someone that was just driving her up a wall.  Her close working relationship with this person allowed her to see a side of a respected individual that no one else … Continue reading

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