Ungodly contentment

red rose

"So many women spend their lives playing small. I call it ungodly contentment. " It's funny how adept we are as humans at turning something helpful and good into something less than helpful.  Contentment is one of those characteristics that can be a quality of spiritual maturity, or it can be a sign of our refusal to grow up. Though likely just a teen, Mary seemed amazingly mature as she let go of contentment and opened to something new and "troubling." This is how I write about it My Own … [Read more...]

A ponder-less people

labyrinth leaf

“Wisdom does not come to us in snippets and sound bites but instead in deep rhythms to be revealed and discovered as we ponder and seek. “ I was visiting this week with my mom who has dementia.  It is interesting and sad to notice that her responses to questions are increasingly disconnected from reality. Her brain’s process of sorting and seeking real-time data in response to a question have become so slow that she simply offers an answer, nabbed somewhere from the recesses of her … [Read more...]


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