Tag Archives: Twelve Steps

Jesus’ Guidelines for Success

This blog now hosts more than 600 posts.  I’m re-posting this one  from November  6, 2015 because “success” is being touted ad nauseam by politicians, CEO’s, and popular (and not so popular) writers. But what is success? Richard Rohr makes … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Part 6

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30: 5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) One important step in becoming … 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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The Tip of the Iceberg

LIVING AS APPRENTICES One lovely August evening, I was sitting on our front steps enjoying the cool breeze when I noticed a family of eight ducks in the pond across the street gathering evening snacks. A few of the more … Continue reading

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