Category Archives: grace

In the Eye of the Storm

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

Sometimes life feels like this: storms, chaos, catastrophe. It seems we move from one “issue,” “challenge,” or “problem” to another. Then when life is calmer our internal “storm” soundtrack is still playing – we live expecting the worst at any … Continue reading

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The Gloriously Ordinary

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Spirituality

“Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being… Wherever we may come alive, that is the … Continue reading

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Unexpected Grace

Have you ever had a moment where you felt the hand of God somehow in your life… A moment when a car suddenly careens towards you but somehow manages to avoid hitting you. A sudden view of the sunlight through … Continue reading

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Nietzsche – on the importance of perceiving beauty

In an entry from January of 1882 under the heading Sanctus Januarius, Nietzsche writes: For the New Year—I still live, I still think; I must still live, for I must still think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. To-day everyone … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People … grace has not abandoned us

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, dealt with the personal tragedy of a child who dies of an incurable condition: progeria, the aging disease. This tragedy caused him to rethink everything he had once … Continue reading

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