Category Archives: meaning

Happy Thanksgiving

WORD FOR THE DAY The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST VISIT GRATEFULNESS.ORG

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In the Eye of the Storm

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Becoming an artist of loss

When I have spoken at memorial services I have often used the image of a tapestry or cloth for the human story and spoken of how the person who has died is nonetheless part of that tapestry for all time. … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need God to believe in eternal life

Excerpt from, “Grief Without Beliefs” from the Huffington Post. I know that we’re alive through our offspring. You are physically an embodiment of your father’s biological and genetic essence. This includes everything from how you look to many of the … Continue reading

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Being with an Alzheimer’s Patient

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient, who was sitting in her wheelchair, had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s

a raised brow light glimmers and is gone a word remembered a face a name brushes against her mind fleeting like a kiss on the cheek Are you still here or did you go away and come back I like … Continue reading

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Crossing the causeway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Grey  strippled silver in the sun fish are flashing far mirages shimmering one giant horizontal tree grey shows shapes prehistoric pachyderms on the shore white against grey now like ancient caves on a cliff face a … Continue reading

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Grounded – God is in the Mud and the Mess

Diana Butler Bass in her book Grounded talks about the loss of faith in the triple layer, wedding cake view of the universe – with God in the heavens, below it the earth God created, and below that the place of … Continue reading

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Meteors

Meteor showers occur when dust or particles from asteroids or comets enter Earth’s atmosphere at a very high speed. When they hit the atmosphere, meteors rub against air particles and create friction, heating the meteors. The heat vaporizes most meteors, … Continue reading

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The search for Self is the search for Spirituality and Meaning

In the 60’s it was popular to “go in search of yourself.” But eventually the mountaintops got crowded and people discovered that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you bring your baggage with you. So people began … Continue reading

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