religion

What if:

we knew how well-loved we are? There is a deficit in each of us, an uncertainty about who we are and why we are here. Sin-suffering compounds this deficit; we don’t know “who” and “why” in the face of enormous pain. If God were to somehow exist in this ugliness, we wouldn’t want anything to do […]

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Whole

Recently, a friend said something in passing that nearly knocked me from my precarious balancing chair pose. She said, while torturing our trembling limbs with countless rounds of cobra and cat and every form of animal, “Balance is not that all parts weigh the same but that all parts create the whole”. In my fog and pooling […]

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Sure

At the start of some years I choose a theme to define a particular bent I hope to pursue over the coming months, a certain learning I hope to discover that might enrich my desire to “live well”. Less like a resolution and more like a response to a vague, growing awareness, the annual assessment […]

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Cope

It’s scary out there. One of my children jumps like a jackhammer from her bed, sending reverberating ripples to windows and the warmish coffee I clutch in an entirely different room. I am reminded of Jurassic Park. Before I can recall whether the cast survived, I hear this same child sing-shout Jingle Bells using no more than three […]

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