faith, Pandemic Wisdom

And Now Add Advent

I just heard a commercial this morning telling us the holiday season is all about more...more buying, more parties, more festivities, more food, more fun. I cringed. For the last healing decade of my life less has been more for me. I've downsized our belongings, my wardrobe and my schedule. I do simple exercises and… Continue reading And Now Add Advent

faith, Pandemic Wisdom

A Soul Ajar

Poet Emily Dickinson wrote it beautifully, The soul should always stand ajar.... In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young it is written this way, as if Jesus is saying it to us, Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. (Jesus Calling, April 27 entry) I recently spent a… Continue reading A Soul Ajar

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Soul Clutter

One of my supervisors challenged me a few years ago to name the best spiritual book I'd read all year. I knew I gave a strange answer when I said, It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh, a professional organizer of television fame. The supervisor cocked both his head and his eyebrow at my clearly… Continue reading Soul Clutter

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Soul Care 101

I'm currently immersed in a favorite topic of mine, Soul Care, as I prepare for another women's event. About 15 years ago, I learned the stunning fact that my soul required care. Before that, I never thought about it and I'm a pastor. In seminary there was talk about Self Care. This was about taking… Continue reading Soul Care 101