Category Archives: spirituality and prayer

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

There is a Chinese proverb that says “When the student is willing, the teacher appears.” Teachers, in the form of little angels, appear from nowhere, giving us direction when we don’t realize we need direction. And at the exact time … Continue reading

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Hail Mary, full of ….fear?

I am not a Biblical scholar by any means, but isn’t it time to recognize Mary’s side of the story? I mean, an angel tells Mary she is going to have a very special baby, conceived by the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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The Zen of Burping

My new granddaughter Katherine lay on my shoulder after a feeding, her head nestled into my neck. Full, but unsettled, she tucked her little legs up and made little mewing sounds and head¬†jerks that told me all was not well … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Prayer

I have added a new chapter, among other changes, to the revised version of “Treat Gently, This Gentle Man: A Daughter’s Prayers,” to be released next week through Amazon.com. I offer this chapter on my blog for feedback. Do my … Continue reading

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Embracing the Good

My children’s father lies in a coma, stricken by a stroke in his brain stem.¬† Although we are no longer tied by marriage, and we are each happily married to other people, our children are like double-sided tape–they bond us … Continue reading

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Advice From a Saguaro

I have a t-shirt that lists advice from a saguaro. I bet you didn’t know that those giants of the desert could talk. But if you find yourself next to one, in a no traffic, no humanity buzz zone, listen … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Pile of Rocks to Put Us in Our Places

Me, me, me! Sometimes that’s all that matters. I have a headache, I don’t have enough money, I’m too fat, etc. The world seems unfair, the world’s going to hell, the world is a mess. Then…I go to a canyon. … Continue reading

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