Tag Archives: spirituality

Hands and a Song


Inside the church, the air was hot, like a weight pressing down on the building and the congregants in it. Summer in Chicago will do that. The service was nearing its end. My husband and I sat shoulder to shoulder, … Continue reading

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Hidden Wonders


The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Unless you haven’t listened to the news, opened a newspaper, or surfed the web … Continue reading

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A Personal Practice


The year is now half over, making it a logical time to take stock of any goals or resolutions set out earlier in the year. I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions back in January, but a few months ago, … Continue reading

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Featured Post at Provoketive Magazine: The Smallest Church in the World


I am proud to have my first featured post today at Provoketive, an online magazine that strives to provide an open and engaging dialogue about life, faith, justice, and culture.  There are some truly amazing and inspiring writers associated with … Continue reading

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Simple prayer. Profound meditation.


please… please.. please… I whispered the words softly, quietly. Please. Please. Please. I chanted the words silently, but strongly. As I stood in the bridal waiting room at the back of the church, ready to step out to a church … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Believer


As many of us commemorate the Easter holiday this weekend with secular traditions and/or religious rites, let us a consider a different perspective.  Let us consider the perspective of grieving mother, a pragmatic believer, a faithful realist. I first heard … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Friendship Garden


As I was thinking back on an enjoyable evening spent at a dinner party with new friends this weekend, I thought back to an old saying about friends – one being silver and the other gold. Yes, this is true, … Continue reading

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