Tag Archives: hope

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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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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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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3-minute daily retreat – Catholic

What a great way to pray at the computer …

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