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...]

Far far away

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Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away! Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32: 1-2 That Psalm was in my prayer book last week. I read it last Friday (one of the few days in the [Read More...]

Conversations with Ourselves

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Today I have the honor of guest posting at Preston Yancey’s blog in his series “Conversations with Ourselves” in which we are given the opportunity to explore what our present self would like say to our past self (or vice versa). It was a gift to be forced to look at myself and love her, [Read More...]


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