Monthly Archives: February 2013

Love will Prevail

“The following words were spoken aboard ship by army chaplain Russell Stroup, just days before reaching the South Pacific during the Second World War.  He spoke to soldiers and sailors who were about to enter combat, to fight and die. In … Continue reading

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Keeping Quiet – Pablo Neruda

“Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 3

The first step of the Twelve Steps asks us to affirm that we are powerless and that our lives have become unmanageable.  Undertaking a spiritual journey with Jesus requires that we acknowledge exactly the same things.  In order to  be a … Continue reading

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Remembering Jason

The RICO Act, Latin Kings, drug task force, arrests . . . these words have been flying around our town for the past two weeks.   Thirty members of the Latin Kings gang in Holland, MI have been arrested and are … Continue reading

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On Being an Orphan

A friend wrote me this week to share that her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had passed away early that morning.  This death came a year or less after her father had died.  She had been the physical, financial, emotional, … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 2

 In an earlier post, I mentioned that I am taking an on-line class (Breathing Under Water )based on a book by the same name by Fr. Richard Rohr.  Last night I read the introduction to the book just before bed-time … Continue reading

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The Wonder of a Dragonfly – Joy Zomer

Sitting in my friend’s garden is like planting yourself down in the middle of a flower patch: vibrant green ornamental grass sprouting out of the ground every which way looking like sharp spikes; pink and yellow cone daisies growing in … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 1

My life-long journey is walking with Jesus as his apprentice.  The path AND the destination are the Kingdom of God. Today I’m at the edge of a new adventure! This side trip is a on-line journey with Fr. Richard Rohr … Continue reading

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