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May 11, 2024
Redefining Safety

"Does good even exist anymore?" Let the light of your face, YHWH, shine on us! You put joy in my heart-a joy greater than being full of bread and new wine.  In peace I'll lie down; In peace I will sleep: for you alone, YHWH, keep me perfectly safe." Psalm 4:5-8 "I'm not stuck, I […]

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March 15, 2024
"Too Much" is Just Right

"Of course, we are never outside the presence of God, even when we do not believe that or know that.  The "way," the "path," leads to the place where we do know that.  (Marcus Borg) "It's too much." What do you say to a person dealing with grief or with trauma?  It's a question people […]

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February 18, 2024
DBT as a Spiritual Practice

"Grief I've learned is just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go." -Unknown The risk of […]

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January 28, 2024
My 2023 Year Review

"I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling looking for the key to set me free." - Joni Mitchell "I am safe.  I have choices and options." - (Me) Last year was a doozy! After everything that happened in 2022 (lots of death and loss of friendships), my body and mind […]

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October 25, 2023
Celebrate Nina's Joy with Me

You better stop'Cause I really love you, stop (stop)I'll be thinking of youLook in my heart and let love keep us together (Let Love Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille) Grief is a life long journey. I wrote a piece for the last Chronicles of Hope that the R2ISE Theatre produced, but in the […]

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April 22, 2023
Who Is Blessed? - A Painful Year's Reflection

 "Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." ~ The Beatitudes "All my grief says the same thing: "this is not how it is supposed to be. This isn't how it's supposed to be. and the world laughs. holds my […]

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December 7, 2022
Birthing The Holy - A Book Review

This is a book I am reviewing as a part of the Speakeasy community.  With Speakeasy, you can choose spiritual or progressive Christian books to keep, as long as you review them within a month of receiving.  I am terrible at reviewing them within a month and am quite glad that Mike Morrell still lets […]

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June 24, 2022
Feminist Brain Dump on June 24, 2022

“Anyone who claims to live in God’s light and hates a sister or brother is still in the dark.  It’s the person who loves sister and brother who dwells in God’s light and doesn’t block the light for others. (Adapted from The Message Bible) “Anyone who claims to live in God’s light and denies bodily […]

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May 18, 2022
Just Be

The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what She does for us, not by what we are and what we do for Her. (adapted from The Message Bible) I used to make grand pronouncements based on my feelings and these things were almost always "bad." "A rainy day […]

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March 31, 2022
Biblically Themed Book Reviews

In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true.  Just say yes and no.  (The Message Bible) These next two books from Speakeasy are about how to read the Bible.  I really like and recommend the first one, "How to Read the Bible Well" by Stephen Burnhope, but I am not so wild […]

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