Category Archives: Faith

Tonic

I’m sitting outside at the teak table, finishing my coffee, taking a break between errand runs. It’s overcast and chilly for July. I could use a sweater. But the slight chill feels good in an odd way. I’m watching the … Continue reading

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Matthew 7:1

I grew up in a family where, whenever I would be upset or cry over something, I was told “Oh stop it.  There’s worse in the world than you.”  I’m sure it was meant to toughen me up, make me … Continue reading

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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio

Yesterday was the six month anniversary of my step-son’s death.  My husband said nothing about it and neither did I.  I thought, perhaps, he didn’t want to talk about it. Matthew’s death has been numbing for all of us.  I … Continue reading

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The Screaming Woman

I have a sick dog right now.  He seems to be doing better on medication but I am having a hard time letting myself be hopeful.  This feels like one more body blow from life that I can’t take right … Continue reading

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Grandmother

On Saturday I had a double massage session.  Two hours of sheer bliss.  My body must have know subconsiously that I would be needing extra strenght and stamina in the days to come. As I lay on the table, I … Continue reading

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The Promise of Life

I promise You will have the chance, the opportunity, to see beauty and wonder all around you. Always. Yes, there will be darkness and ugliness and despair. I cannot change that. But if you are still and allow it, I … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith

I always find it difficult to write about spiritual/mystical experiences.   I grew up in a family that prayed to the saints for everything – a lost sock, to sell a house, to be safe in the car, you name … Continue reading

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