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Miracles Before Mayhem

We are living through a most uncomfortable time. Everything about it seems wrong. The Global Virus Pandemic has now escalated to a strange combination of danger and survival, attempts to protect ourselves and our families plus a rather monotonous day-after-day on home lockdown with almost everything normal about our lives suddenly stripped away. Most of… Continue reading Miracles Before Mayhem

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One Heart at a Time

Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space https://drcindyryanblog.com/2019/03/05/this-is-my-brother/ about my brother and the heartwrenching decision of the United Methodist Church at General Conference regarding the worthiness of LBGQT persons. I shared my anger, disappointment and grief over the decision. From my perspective as a clergyperson who served in the United Methodist church the better… Continue reading One Heart at a Time

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Practice

Yoga requires practice. I've been practicing it for almost two years and have so much to learn. I'm amazed when I even miss a few days at how tightly bound I become. Sports require practice. Music does. I feel like relationships do. After 33 years of marriage, I find myself still practicing at being a… Continue reading Practice

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A Smidgen of Hope

It's October. In Texas, the humid temperatures have been in the 80 & 90's. This past weekend, at an outdoor event, I was as hot as I've ever been. I kept saying, "But, this is October." The 10 day forecast, though, says relief is actually coming. It mentions lows in the 50's and 40's. I'm… Continue reading A Smidgen of Hope

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The Golden Thread

In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread