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Self-Care as Prayer

Originally posted on praypower4today:
I wish I could tell you why, but I can’t. All I know is that the term “self-care” used to grate on my nerves. It may be because it is trendy. With me, that’s enough.…

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A Deeper Magic

Image by Modomori Designs The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. It was a hot, aimless June. The … Continue reading

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The Featured Blogger Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Everythingism

Photo by Shashank Sahay (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week Many people say that all religions are equally valid, and that it’s unfair or that it’s infringing on other people’s rights to say otherwise. When did everythingism replace tolerance? The U.S. … Continue reading

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Can We Reverse Our “Wing Flaps”?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao Thought for the Week I find the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Nebraska could start a chain reaction leading to a tsunami in Sr Lanka. The point … Continue reading

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Everything Is a Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein I was intrigued to learn that the word “possible” in Matthew 19:26 … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Guest Blog by Dora A K Dora AK affably accepted my request to write a guest blog about this site’s key idea, “the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives.” Here, she addresses not only the power of … Continue reading

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Harvest of Hope

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude. It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a … Continue reading

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Who Do You Thank?

When I first heard the song “All Good Gifts” in the adorably ragamuffin movie version of Godspell way back in 1973, I got choked up. I didn’t understand why. And then, even though I considered God (“if there even is … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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