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"Life is difficult"

In the summer of 1978, I spent a couple of months in California with my cousins. We had a blast and made many memories. This past week I had the pleasure of going home to Montana for a family reunion and my cousins from California were there. 531 more words

Being Human

We Are All Wounded

Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” When our wounds cease to be a source of shame, and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers. — Henri Nouwen

Contemplative Life

Without batting an eyelash

God purifies
Humans mess it up
God purifies
Humans mess it up
God purifies

© Meisaan Chan


Holy Saturday Christians

I don’t remember how it started, but just a few blocks into the walk to our hotel the debate was on. Our conversation ranged wide—the scope and purpose of salvation, justification, sanctification, the sovereignty of God, the relationship of divine and human agency—never seeming to settle in on one thing. 1,451 more words

Exquisite Paradox

“The most exquisite paradox . . . as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. 325 more words


I AM To Be What I AM…

Water from Holy Mountaintop springs heeding His relentless call,

Leaping from cliffs

Liquid, solid, mist – as required

Spinning top balanced securely on pin

Earth’s fluid core drawing all of creation inward… 66 more words

Emotional Healing

The Meeting

Once upon a time, a mere woman — a mother, alone — looked out upon the horizon where she saw storm clouds gathering.  They were fierce, black and profoundly threatening.  3,345 more words

Emotional Healing