Category Archives: peace

Better late than never.

For a moment today, I was upset with myself for overlooking the Feast Day of St. Clare of Assisi (yesterday, August 11).  For Pete’s sake, this blog is named for Clare, about whom I became curious and to whom I found … Continue reading

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Camp “do-over.”

This past week I was blessed with a doozy of a “do-over.” I spent a week at camp, serving as chaplain for a group of 97 beautiful kids, ranging in age from middle-school through high-school. It wasn’t until the last … Continue reading

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Abbey cats.

This week I have been enjoying much-needed downtime at a Roman Catholic Abbey. I don’t like the term “self-directed retreat” — my hope is to get out of myself — but my time here is essentially unstructured. If I want … Continue reading

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Banishing loneliness.

Lately I have been struggling with various forms of media, and more specifically with the amount of time I spend scanning online news, and social media feeds. Fortunately I think I am too old to “get” Twitter though I do … Continue reading

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The desire to please.

Each time I facilitate a spiritual journaling workshop for women, it is different. Some women repeat the workshop, but there are always new folks coming in so that the group dynamic is never the same. There have been as few as … Continue reading

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By the oaks.

The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he … Continue reading

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Be truthful.

Be gentle. Be truthful. Be courageous. -Gandhi (by way of my friend Walter) Note: A “Google” search for this quote shows it most commonly written as “Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” However, Walter’s rendering (and his timing in sharing it) … Continue reading

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Be gentle.

Be gentle. Be truthful. Be courageous. -Gandhi (by way of my friend Walter) Note: A “Google” search for this quote shows it most commonly written as “Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” However, Walter’s rendering (and his timing in sharing it) … Continue reading

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And all that is in it.

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; (Psalm 24:1) When I was a little girl, we made several road trips as a family, taking us from Jacksonville to … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning.

“Writing is not so much building a building as it is clearing out a space.” -C. C. These words were spoken by a striking young woman named C.C., when I asked if any in our gathering had experience with journaling. … Continue reading

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