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275. vergangenheitsbewältigung

According to a Buzzfeed video, vergangenheitsbewältigung roughly translates to in English: “to deal with the past and eventually overcome it.”

Thanks to X years of coaching German lied and picking up bits and pieces of the language, I can correctly pronounce this word without much prompting. 966 more words


271. mythopoeic

Story time.

Once upon a time in a land not so far away there lived a little boy with his parents and two younger sisters in a house on the edge of a corn field. 999 more words


May the Force be with You (and also with you)

Happy Saturday, I am writing from the snowy Northwest today with a cup of coffee, not a bad day if you ask me.

For those of you who are new to this series, we are discussing various Spiritual Practices throughout the church. 626 more words

Christian Spirituality

December 11, 2016 Sermon -- What did Mary know ( & we don't)?

Luke 1:39-56

39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 282 more words

Sermons HCE

Object Thinking

“When object thinking becomes part of us, it can imbue us with a subtle but pervasive sense of alienation and distance to the world. It can give us false hopes that the solutions to complex problems can simply be implemented and everything will get better. 76 more words

Janey Colbourne


Compartmentalization is a useful tool, mentally and spiritually, to prevent hysteresis. You don’t want to freak out over every thing that happens to you, and so you decide to not let the driver who cut you off put you in a bad mood the rest of the day. 232 more words

Question into the Abyss: "Somebody's Mom" vs. Just Me

One of my main uncertainties going into motherhood was how I would retain my pre-parent identity once I was a mom, and I know from talking to lots of other moms that I was not alone in this wondering. 672 more words