Worshipful Leaping

Hopping easily from one stone to the next, the path across the river seems clear.  I slip and nearly fall but quickly regain my footing.  Looking up, the next step appears miles away requiring a jump to a jagged rock in flowing water.  I could turn around, but I’ve come this far and the destination …

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How ARE you?

How are you?  Our reply to this common greeting speaks volumes about our inner wellness.  The most common response is good, fine or maybe even living the dream!  Other times, we fib a little, saying we’re fine when we’re anything but.  When tired, anxious, sad, or stressed, we think no one really wants to know …

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When the Bottom Drops Out

Just before you step into the clear capsule three stories above the ground, the lifeguard says “arms crossed tight across your chest like this,” making an X with her arms to demonstrate.  “Now cross your feet and enjoy the ride!”  Her smile is the last thing seen as the floor drops and you fly through …

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He is Risen, Indeed!

“He is Risen Indeed” is our response Easter morning to the proclamation “He is Risen!”  I’ve often wondered why we have a response on Easter versus Christmas when we just say “Merry Christmas”.  I’m not sure of the exact reason, but for me it prompts deeper thought.  It helps me internalize the significance of the …

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Creating Hope Inspired Goals

Hope and change: two powerful words behind every resolution. Whether made on January 1 or another new beginning, we hope for better and resolve to change. But let’s not lose sight of where our ultimate hope resides. Resolutions are declarations to change. Change is difficult. It takes reflection, understanding ourselves and having the will to …

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