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Living the Serenity Prayer – Courage

The Serenity Prayer has a long and mysterious history. The first three lines were made popular by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), as part of a 1834 lecture. The modern prayer is several lines longer.In 1941 the prayer was noticed and later adopted … Continue reading

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Content – Guest Post by Sally Hoekstra

Many thanks to my friend Sally for sharing this story! My journey into yoga began this past winter when a friend and his wife invited me to attend a yoga class focusing on grief and yoga.  I was experiencing grief … Continue reading

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“This Little Light of Mine”

Recently I posted an anecdote from the life of A.J. Muste (1885-1967), a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church who became one of the leading activists of his time in the areas of war resistance, civil rights, civil liberties, civil liberties … Continue reading

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Being “Reasonably Happy”

This blog is home to more than 660 posts.  Occasionally I re-blog a post that seems particularly important for life in 2017.  This post was first posted on February 19, 2015. When I  worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, … Continue reading

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Living in Realistic Optimism: Hope

When I worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I collaborated on educational programming with a psychologist who taught “realistic optimism.” He encouraged people to be practical about coping with their diagnosis, dealing with symptoms, and planning their futures. For … Continue reading

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Prayer for 2014

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I’ve been teaching a class on the Twelve Steps and Spiritual Formation this winter and will start the class with a new group in early January.  (I’m using the book Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr – … Continue reading

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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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