The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 4)

Welcome to Part 4 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her on Monday, find it here.  * * * St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as Godʼs little flower, was born in 1873. This nun’s autobiographical journal, The Story of a Soul, was written because the mother superior of her [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 3)

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Welcome to Part 2 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her on Monday, find it here.  * * * In Daniel 1, in the description of the siege and capture of Jerusalem by Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar, we see three different descriptions of God’s acts: The Lord lets  Jerusalem be [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of Debby Bellingham’s spiritual practice series. If you missed my introduction to her yesterday, find it here.  * * * In 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Obviously, it was very frightening news. As it happened, I was scheduled to leave for a personal prayer retreat several days after I [Read More...]

The Eternal Now (Debby Bellingham, Part 1)

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While I’m off in Italy, I’m honored to share with you a friend whose spiritual wisdom has shaped me in countless ways. For one year in San Francisco, Debby Bellingham was my spiritual director. She walked with me through my struggles with guilt and continually brought me into the reality of God’s abiding love for [Read More...]

And…I’m in Italy!

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Actually, I’m not in Italy yet (as this post is going up). I’m still in transit. Somehow, I kissed my kids and made it on the plane without having a soul-explosion. The best thing I keep reminding myself is how happy I am for my kids to have this time with their grandparents. And, especially, [Read More...]

{This Sacred Everyday} Suzannah Paul

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I first felt a kinship with Suzannah Paul when I discovered her blog and our shared former youth minister status. Then I realized she grew up the same area of Philadelphia as my husband. Then I realized she not only believes in poetry, she writes it! (Also, she lives at a camp, which is my [Read More...]


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