Category Archives: Hope

Letting Go of the Illusion of Control

In the face of recent flooding in the South and natural disasters worldwide, I offer this excerpt from my book … ================================================= After Katrina I heard this comment from a Lakeview resident who had lost everything,         … Continue reading

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Loss is like a tsunami

In New Orleans we are very aware of the power of great waves pushed up by hurricanes. Driving along the coast recently I was reminded of this power and how much had to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The loss … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Storm

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I want to fix people

I have a problem I’m just beginning to admit: I want to fix people. I want to fix people by giving them a book, loaning them a CD, reading them a scripture passage. I want to fix people because their … Continue reading

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Listening with your eyes

Today I graduated from a year of Chaplaincy Residency and four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Yippee me! Working in a hospital with oncology patients I have witnessed such courage and grace. I have learned so much. I have learned … Continue reading

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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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The search for Self is the search for Spirituality and Meaning

In the 60’s it was popular to “go in search of yourself.” But eventually the mountaintops got crowded and people discovered that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you bring your baggage with you. So people began … Continue reading

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The 8 Tenets of Progressive Christianity

Originally posted on Christianity in the 21st Century:
As a progressive Christian I … 1.  Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of…

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Discovering my Vulnerability

I am a diabetic, type 2, which has been more of an inconvenience than a crisis. I take medicine and watch what I eat. Less sugar, of course, and also fewer carbohydrates. But I am sensing a change. My sugar numbers are … 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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