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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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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Having Enough

So did you get enough to eat on Thursday? Are you still full? Thanksgiving has a way of doing that, doesn’t it? There is so much to eat and it’s all good. Special dishes our families love, connected to sweet memories and time-worn traditions. We have to try at least some of everything. Soon we’re […]

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Scraped Knees and Second Chances

First, prayers and thoughts of safety and peace for all beings impacted by Hurricane Harvey. To help, please consider donating to the Red Cross (www.redcross.org), Austin Pets Alive (www.austinpetsalive.org), or the support organization of your choice. August 27, 2017 Did any of you go through your childhood with perpetually scraped knees? I know I did—and […]

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Peace Like a River

A number of years ago, my kids and grandkids and I started getting together on Sunday evenings for what we call “family dinner,” where we pitch in and share a meal before the new work week begins. It’s been a mostly fun tradition, a way to be actually present with one another in person—enabling us […]

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