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"When God invites me to give voice to something like the importance of self-compassion and self-care, it seems that an integral part of that giving voice is to live what I speak." Ahhhh… the relief of no more guilt from neglecting my blog. Okay, maybe I need to start that again on a more compassionate note. Ahhhh… the gift of experiencing enough pain relief, creative energy, and schedule discipline to finally be able to have the head and body space to write again. This has been an odd sea … [Read more...]

Not the Lent I intended

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Some years, we elect our Lenten discipline, thoughtfully chosen to strategically open or soften parts of our hearts that feel more like stone than like flesh.This year my heart got a different kind of  journey than I had plotted.The Lent I had planned included a series of 40 reflections, 31 already thought through and outlined…. All focused on feminine spirituality and why we as church seem determined to avoid this reality of gender different spirituality in favor of being insistent on th … [Read more...]

“M” is for mystery and for mystic

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"The more I listened, the more I recognized within myself a deep hunger to be more aware of the Mystery all around me." I don’t know why it is that when I attempt to meditate, my mind resorts to Dr. Seuss. It has been more than 30 years since I was first read Dr. Seuss’s ABCs to our son, but it is still stuck deep in the crevasses of my neural folds. Big “A” little “a”, what begins with “A”? Aunt Annie’s alligator “A”, “A”, “A.” Big “B” little “b” what begins with “B”?  Barber, baby, bubbles, … [Read more...]

Self-compassion and friends

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 “…through the door of my friend’s compassion for me, self-compassion came and softened my heart...” It was a simple note really, a text I got this morning from a dear friend:  “Thinking of you this morning- sending a little love your way.” Surprisingly, that short, thoughtful text message stirred up a great deal of unexpected emotion in me. You see, what was not said, but clearly understood, is that she’s sending me love because she knows how much I need it right now.  She is familiar with my … [Read more...]


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