Tag Archives: #Friendship

Setting the World on Fire

Artwork by Anthony Chiarella, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada This Sunday was Pentecost and on Saturday the Royal Wedding occurred.  That got me thinking about how we each are given fire on our baptism. Pentecost, of course, is the feast where the … Continue reading

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The One Who Sent Us

Last weekend marked three years since my liver resection and two years since my big Freedom 55 Birthday Party. Saturday marked the first event and Monday I became a Heinz 57 Special. My cousin and our mutual friend had flown … Continue reading

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Walking on Thin Ice

Who knew that a visit to the dentist office could trigger such intense grief?  You would think that after facilitating grief workshops that I would be better prepared. Of course, I do know that the one consistency about grief is … Continue reading

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Wounded Healers

Ah, poor Thomas, late to the party and thus left out of rejoicing.  I will not believe, he asserts, even though all the others say that Jesus is risen and has returned. We are sometimes slow to catch on.  There … Continue reading

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Why Weep?

In John’s rendition of the Resurrection story today, Mary Magdalene stands weeping outside the tomb.  An angel in white asks why she is weeping.  She has lost her Lord twice–once in death by crucifixion and now his body is seemingly … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Abandoned….as I sat in the church after the altar was stripped that word echoed in my head.  The invitation from the priest had been to sit for a bit in the bareness of the sanctuary and consider how Christ felt … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories

What happens when we take a risk and share something vulnerable with another person? Oftentimes a sacred encounter occurs.  I have experienced this sacredness many times over the decades. Whether the conversation happens one-on-one or in a small group. the … Continue reading

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