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An obstacle to Deeper Living

As I often write and my friends and clients are all too familiar, I am a huge fan of becoming, journey type of language.  The key here is we don’t ever arrive and each present moment opens to a new present moment, hopefully with each adding a little more light, a little more understanding of…
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An Open Heart even when it’s Breaking

[August 6, 2019] The test results got flagged.  In short order, she was in another city for hi-res diagnostic imaging. The radiologist enters the consulting room.  You could tell the news wasn't good, especially when it starts with "I'm so sorry..." Within a week she was scheduled for a biopsy of the bigger tumour and…
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Kissed by The Rose’s – Interview: Michael and Andrea Rose

Michael is back from an amazing gathering in Texas.  This gathering saw folks from all over the United States gather to explore the God-who-loves in practical and soul-inspiring ways.  While there, Andrea and Michael sat down with Steve and Bryon from Bros. in a Basement Podcast. Have a listen: Listen to "Episode 62 - Kissed…
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I wish I could hate them.

I wish I could hate them. In ways, it would be so much easier. Their violence, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, xenophobia, greed, exploitation of the poor, the anything-to-win-politics and indiscriminate, consumption of the planet and each other.  I hate the scapegoating, half-truths, spins ... all the bullshit.  I hate the value of winning at all…
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Facets of Divine Love

The word love has certainly changed over the years.  The subtle change has resulted in love moving from an active verb to a possessive noun. Perhaps part of the issue is that in English, we have the one word for love - love.  We often add adjectives to describe a particular quality of love but…
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Stepping Stones – A Soulful Exercise

“Each breath, a stepping-stone to God” Here is a lovely contemplative prayer exercise from Margaret Silf’s book The Inner Compass.  Margaret is a delightful writer, a lovely soul, and companion for the journey.  I invite you to get comfortable, take a couple of deep cleansing breaths, and let your feeling paint a picture for prayer for…
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When we Experience Grief

All Grief Is Experienced at 100% Remembering that grief is the normal and natural response to a loss of any kind and that no two people experience loss the same way - All grief is experienced at 100%.  This doesn’t mean that all grief is experienced at the same level of emotional intensity.  We experience…
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Loss has many faces

Grief is often associated with the physical death of someone we care about.  While grief certainly is experienced when we lose someone we love, there are many different kinds of loss that might cause us to experience grief. Grief is the natural and normal emotional response to loss of any kind.   It is conflicting feelings…
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Honest Questions

The following was never intended to be a blog post.  Truth be told, I wrote it in a moment of heartbreak and I shared it on Facebook. Multiple likes and shares later, I thought maybe it might be worth sharing here. There are a lot of people asking tough questions.  It would be a mistake…
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Forgiveness – Love in Real Life

Through heaves of sorrow from a broken heart, he asked “Does repentance have to come before forgiveness? They have no idea how they have destroyed me.  How do I forgive?” They are unaware. Oblivious to how much they have hurt my friend. So is there any theological (or otherwise) position to forgiving those who hurt…
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