Monthly Archives: July 2011

It is not that way . . .

The idea that we need to go down in order to get up, or backward in order to go forward is an important part of understanding the journey toward wholeness and health – the journey often involves the practice of … Continue reading

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Falling into relationship . . .

The dominant culture calls us into isolation – when the going gets tough the tough get going – have it your way – be all that you can be – just say no!  The truth is that wholeness and health … Continue reading

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Going down to go up . . .

In a recent post I mentioned Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Father Richard Rohr*.  I frequently refer back to it as the days come and go, and was reminded of its wisdom again this … Continue reading

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The journey continues . . .

A number of years ago I had my first encounter with Martin Bell’s Rag-Tag Army* and it has always been a favorite – and – words that almost always seem appropriate. I think God must be very old and very … Continue reading

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For such a time as this . . .

Today I found myself searching for a writer who could help make it possible for me to speak what is on my heart – and with deep gratitude to Walter Brueggemann I offer these words from his book, Journey to … Continue reading

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Arrrrgh! . . .

How often have I heard that change is difficult?  Change disrupts life – change brings unexpected – and sometimes unwanted – things to life.  Change is hard – even when it is planned, desired, and good! We have recently been … Continue reading

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More thoughts about music . . .

Many years ago – during the final term of my undergraduate program – I encountered the writing of Susanne K. Langer* in the last class I took prior to my graduation.  Her incredible understanding of the power of music has … Continue reading

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