Prodigals All

  Happy Father’s Day to you if you are a father, have had a father, or have loved someone who is a father! I read some interesting research this week that showed that being a dad makes men happier and more satisfied with their lives—and apparently most dads would choose time with their kids over […]

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The God Lever

In last week’s message I mentioned I was adapting to using only my left hand for the time being and that I’d discovered that when I come up against an obstacle—putting my hair up or peeling a banana, for example—the answer often seems to have something to do with leverage. That idea stayed with me […]

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Finding the Path

Just generally we humans don’t like surprises much, though there are few exceptions, like surprise birthday parties or romantic marriage proposals.  But when you’re out playing tennis on a beautiful Thursday evening, laughing with your grandkids, the kind of surprise you don’t want happens when you go high to return a ball, and go over […]

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The Mothering Spirit

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope if you’re a mom you are feeling well-loved and appreciated today. I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but most Mother’s Day cards seem to focus on how sweet, kind, and gentle mothers are, and that certainly is an important part of the story. Thank goodness for that. But there’s another […]

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Showers of Blessings

One rainy afternoon last week, I was walking past the office of one of our nurse managers, when I suddenly stopped and stepped into her office and stood there, listening to it rain. She’s the only person in the whole hospital who has an office that is like a greenhouse, with a curved glass ceiling […]

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Being Content

Do you know that moment in the evening-time, when you finally sit down to rest—maybe on the deck– after picking up sticks and pulling weeds and mowing the grass and  fixing supper and cleaning up the dishes? It’s that moment when everything’s done that’s going to get done today. A time when you can relax […]

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Kinship with All Life

What will you do to commemorate Earth Day today? Will you pick up trash, plant flowers, go to the recycling center, feed the birds, or just breathe the fresh spring air and feel grateful? There’s an infinite number of ways—organized and not—we can honor the sacred relationship we share with our earth. I personally look […]

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