Monthly Archives: October 2013

Internal Landscapes

LIVING AS APPRENTICES                                                                      Did you know that your hippocampus (part of your brain) specializes in the memory of place?  According to Dr.  Esther Sternberg*,  research director at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, the hippocampus … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Being a Christ-follower, walking in the dust of our Rabbi, is the journey of a lifetime.  It is a deeper commitment than most of us realize – until we step out onto the bridge of faith which leads … Continue reading

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Training in Shadow boxing

LIVING AS APPRENTICES The sun shyly made an effort last night.  Right at the closing of a November-like day in October, it painted the tips of huge puffy gray clouds a light yellow.  The sky looked like a mountain range topped with creamy lemon frosting. This striking sight reminded me of … Continue reading

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Deadlines vs. Lifelines – Meet Pico Iyer

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Saturday morning (at 6:30 AM!) I was listening to the TED Radio Hour on my favorite NPR station, Michigan radio, (very grateful that the station had paused the fall fund-raising drive for my two “can’t-miss” shows: this one and On the Media). I was … Continue reading

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A Trail of Goodness and Mercy

Living as Apprentices I have the reputation of being a “word person.”  This phrase is the first thing my husband says when he  introduces or describes me, probably because during our conversations he is constantly being quizzed about which word he really … Continue reading

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What I Picked up Along the Way This Week

Living as Apprentices Fascinating facts: Because fleas were a common problem, medieval castle owners planted herbs beds to be walked upon.  The herbs were crushed by foot traffic and released oils which were picked up by shoes and trailing skirts.  This protected … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Today

Living as Apprentices Thoughts From Fr. Richard Rohr: “The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.”     Thoughts From Francis of Assisi (whose … Continue reading

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Living in God’s Economy

Living as Apprentices Sometimes you find wisdom in the oddest places!  I have to admit that I love TV shows like Undercover Boss and Secret Millionaire. Privileged men and women journey into worlds they have only heard about and learn … Continue reading

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