Category Archives: spirituality

The Sh&t Prayer

I was having a stressful moment, shift, day, week… and there was another trauma call for a chaplain.  I needed to pray. I needed to vent. I knew God would understand. And so I voiced my prayer: “Sh&t, Sh&t, Sh&t, … Continue reading

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You Are Never Alone

I posted this a year ago. I’m going to leave it pinned on January 1, 2022. Because, well … we’re still here in the middle of an ever-evolving pandemic. Again, feel free to download and share. Attached below is a … Continue reading

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Storms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 26, 2018 An actual picture. Storm Ending BY JEAN TOOMER           Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,           Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,           Rumbling in … Continue reading

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God?

So I just read my last blog post again and realized how theistic it sounds. God – the Great “I Am.”   As a Christian one would assume I am a theist. But I find myself in the post-Christian camp, more of … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know

When I was teaching and leading retreats I learnt a beautiful way to pray the breath prayer or centering prayer. Using the phrase  “Be still and know that I am God”  start with the whole phrase, breathing in slowly and … Continue reading

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The anxiety of loss; the loss of anxiety, Part II

This article has some excellent advice. Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times From the NIU Employee Assistance Program Stop, breathe, and tell yourself:  “This is hard and I will get through this 1 step at a time.”   During … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Nurses

When preparing for a Nurse’s Week Service I searched for an image I could use in a blessing. When I found out it would be outside, I thought of a tree: Rooted and strong, upright but flexible, reaching out, but firmly … Continue reading

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In Preparation for Ash Wednesday – a Reflection

Ash Wednesday is a day that unites all Christians. Even though it isn’t a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics it has become a priority. Why is it so important to us? In New Orleans one could speculate that we … Continue reading

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Letting Go of the Illusion of Control

In the face of recent flooding in the South and natural disasters worldwide, I offer this excerpt from my book … ================================================= After Katrina I heard this comment from a Lakeview resident who had lost everything,         … Continue reading

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Hope

WORD FOR THE DAY When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. RALPH WALDO EMERSON VISIT GRATEFULNESS.ORG

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