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For the Celtic monastic tradition, wandering was a powerful practice, shaping much of their vision of Christian spiritual life. There is a unique term for this Celtic wandering--peregrinatio pro Christo--the call to wander for the love of Christ. It is a phrase...read more
(For even more on this short study on practicing discretion, subscribe to my E-Newsletter.) The Practice of Discretion Isn't discretion a little outdated, you might ask? One would think. In a social network driven society, where you can say whatever you please,...read more
So grateful for you. Today, I head off to UVA Medical for a test that I pray will be conclusive. I'll be praying through this powerful psalm and including all of you in my prayers. God is our ever present help, isn't he? Psalm 46 For the worship leader. A song of the...read more
Give me time and I'll give you a revolution." -Alexander McQueen, Designer Me Time. Sometimes the afternoon really does know what the morning never thought of. It all started by sitting in church. As I scanned the bulletin, a simple announcement transformed into a...read more
The Quaker teacher, Douglas Steere, was fond of saying that “the ancient human question, ‘Who am I?’ leads inevitably to the equally important question, ‘Whose am I?’ for there is no self hood outside of relationship.” "When a woman becomes her own best friend life is...read more
Praying Through Fear I woke up with a certain anxiety tangling up my insides. It has everything to do with a certain drive to UVA Medical Center today. I can be so darn brave for everyone else in the entire world...in fact, it is a huge part of my vocation. But when...read more
It is in the arena of feelings that most of us get tossed around unwittingly. Sometimes feelings (especially those we label as 'negative') can be so powerful that we let them rule our lives. We tend to resist and push away the feelings we don't want and hold on...read more
Leaving a Legacy. Dove has done it again. I give DOVE a standing O for the astounding messages they are choosing to send out to mothers and daughters everywhere. Just today they announced their new campaign, "Legacy." I about fell over when I saw it because I have...read more
“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy...read more
#One Sentence I can't help myself today. I woke up with grand intentions to organize and schedule and write in the morning, because the afternoon is for seeing clients. I'm making progress, thankfully, yet get sidetracked by a few really great sentences. [Tweet...read more
“Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do.” ― Proverbs 4:23 Why I Go to Bible Study When I saw the announcement in my church bulletin for the upcoming Bible Study, I smiled. It will be good to get back to Wonderful Wednesday mornings, I...read more
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