Category Archives: Proverbs

Listening to Understand

David Augsburger writes a wonderful little book titled, “Caring Enough to Confront.”  We don’t always put these two words together, but Augsburger recognizes the paradox of love: it is caring and it is confronting. Augsburger offers this simple poem to illustrates the … Continue reading

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Digital Sabbatical

We are beginning to recognize the effects of the intrusive and unending pings from our electronic devices. It is as if the emotional and spiritual ecosystem has been supplanted by an invasive species.  Perhaps more than ever we need to … Continue reading

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More on the Story of your Life

This excerpt from John O’Donohues book, “Eternal Echoes” is meant to be a companion to the “Practicum of a Soul Friend.”  It is meant as a deeper contemplation on the story of your life: Regardless of how you look back … Continue reading

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A Way into the Universe

There is no other way into the universe except through the body of a woman. When we see a pregnant woman, we know that some new person is coming here. Everything else remains unknown. Who that person is, and what … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Belonging: Friendship

“In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 There is a mystery to belonging, and it is found in friendship. It does not grasp at ownership – it holds with … Continue reading

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Impoverished at the Food Bank

Fritz Eichenberg’s provocative image of Jesus standing in the breadline reflects his own spiritual journey as a non-religious Jewish-German who became a Quaker after the death of his wife. Titling the woodcut “Christ of the Breadlines”, he demonstrates his understanding … Continue reading

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Into Your Hands

“Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit.” “Every highest human act is just a giving back to God of that which he first gave to us,” writes George MacDonald. In Jesus’ last words we see how prayer finds the … Continue reading

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