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And He Weeps

Jesus once called to his friend Lazarus to come outside. What makes this unusual is that his friend had been dead for 4 days, and Jesus was standing in front of his grave. Jesus had been messaged several days before that his friend was sick and likely to die. Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, …

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Showing Grace

I don’t deserve that – He doesn’t deserve that – What makes them think they deserve that? Part of the human ego is a clear sense of what is fair.  We get bent out of shape when we feel that someone is getting an unreasonable break, and we are not. Giving what others deserve and …

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Patience is Hard!

Patience is not something that comes naturally to me. My whole life I have tried (and often failed) to practice patience. Surprisingly, during pregnancy, patience came a bit easier, both with myself and with others. Until last week that is… Now I am in that awkward in-between where I am uncomfortable whether I stand, sit or lay down …

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Joy & Belonging

When you look into what people need in life or work to cultivate joy, there is a common theme of the need to belong. In life, belonging brings one a sense of aliveness, connection, comradery and ultimately joy. At work, studies suggest that feeling part of a team or having a close work friend can …

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Inner Aliveness

“Joy is an inherent inner aliveness.” – Richard Rohr Joy is one of those tricky things to grasp in our complicated world. I often struggle with what joy looks like when all around there is pain, suffering, oppression, wrongful evictions, unsafe working conditions, and the list goes on. So when I came across Richard Rohr’s thoughts on joy, …

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Finding Hope in Disparity

On my way to work, I often pass a woman that has set up residence in between a few different bus shelters. What really struck me the last time I saw her, was the advertisement she was sitting under. A real-estate company was advertising their new app which lets you message the details of your dream …

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