Do We Live in a Friendly Universe?

How would your life be different if you chose to believe that we live in a friendly universe, or that God is with us, or that we are all connected in a great web of life?

I will admit that our world often seems decidedly unfriendly.  Wars rage, natural disasters strike, racism continues, political divisions widen.  So you may be wondering why in the world I’d be asking you to consider

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illustration of nautilus shell showing growth

Always Growing

I came across this image last week and have been engaging with it since.  When I first saw it, my eye spiraled in toward the

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demo of drawing your emotions

Stuck in Your Emotions? Draw Them!

I woke up yesterday morning thinking about a small (but ongoing) conflict I have had with a friend.  It is nothing big, nothing that threatens to splinter the friendship, and yet there I was with a pit in my stomach, a sense of…

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An Advent Breath Prayer

Start by taking a couple of longer, more intentional breaths, perhaps breathing in to a slow count of four, pausing a moment and breathing out to a slow count of four. Invite your body to relax even ten percent. Then as you continue to breathe slowly and evenly, recite these words

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Romans 8:38-39

When Life Gets In the Way

…one Sunday morning, the words “nor life” echoed through my mind long past the end of the Scripture reading. It was suddenly clear to me how LIFE often separates me from the love of God, or at least makes me feel separated. In the presence of crisis, death or suffering, I am often aware of God’s presence. But in the rush of daily life, I often forget to listen for God. Deadlines, obligations…

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