How can we be of service? This surprised me.

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On a Saturday, I unexpectedly became a part of a miracle. At an Alaskan women’s summit workshop, I learned we would be of service to two young women, and split into teams. Saint Vincent de Paul, a Catholic priest who lived in France in the late 1800s, came to mind. He believed in the reciprocity that can occur …

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Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God book

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O garden-dweller, my friends are listening for your voice, let me hear it! – Song of Solomon 8:13 Surprise greeted me this morning, when I was drawn to open the second book I wrote, Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of God, and spend time thumbing through the pages. …

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Listen: Transformation Emerges

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It was my long week of anniversaries: an adoption date, a wedding anniversary for a marriage that ended in divorce, and the eighth anniversary of my teenage son’s death by suicide. Annually, when this week cycles, I have learned to lean-in and ride the emotional wave, taking care of my …

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Savor Lent, Savor Life, 2013 daily life retreat

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For the next forty days I promise to do my best to post a daily meditation for the purpose of pause and ponder, meaning and significance, and becoming brave, more authentic, compassionate, and wildly human. Fat Tuesday, 2013 I believe Lent, which means spring, is a time to deepen our …

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Listen: Become Available

Listen October 2012 Pegge Erkeneff

Become Available My smartphone chimed, indicating a new text message. I read four words, “How was your day?” Pausing, the simple sentence evoked a multitude of emotions, sensations, and thoughts. I stood still, surprised. Primary was the realization that it has been a very long time since I’d been the …

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Lent Dance: A Turning Back, A Turning Toward

Wednesday, 17 February, marks Ash Wednesday, when the Season of Lent begins for Christians. What makes Ash Wednesday and Lent significant, year after year? A Christian Response I engage in daily prayer and meditation. Over dozens of years, a variety of spiritual practices have, at one time or another, given …

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