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  • Your Calling

    Your Calling

    This is a contribution by Tara Sophia Mohr “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes It’s me. The one who keeps talking to you about that thing. That project. That possibility. I know you think you couldn’t be the one for the job, but honestly, if you weren’t the one for the job,…

  • A Blank Slate

    A Blank Slate

    A blank slate… what comes to mind?  Do you think of emptiness or perhaps a lot of work, or does a blank slate energize you with opportunity and creativity?  We often associate a blank slate with starting over, so perhaps your initial thoughts may be based on whether or not you want  a fresh start,…

  • There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk

    There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk

    This is one of my favorite poems right now, “There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk“ by Portia Nelson Chapter 1. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter…

  • My Silent Retreat

    My Silent Retreat

    I’d wanted to take a silent retreat for about a year, and finally found a time and place to experience it. Located about a mile from the Abbey of Gethsemani, Bethany Spring is the Merton Institute Retreat Center. An idyllic setting with several small cottages on a pond, it’s a serene and peaceful place to…