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Keeping Our Center ~ Day 91

14 Jun, 2020

A few years ago I was leading a women’s retreat, at the end of which I asked for feedback and constructive criticism so as to make future retreats better. I wrote down all the comments and as I was reading through them recently, one really...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 90

13 Jun, 2020

The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas says, “if you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” I don’t think this was meant to be...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 89

12 Jun, 2020

In May of 1940 when the British seemed all but finished against the vicious and victorious Nazis, Winston Churchill took over the job as Prime Minister. Within two weeks, the United Kingdom was the only country in Europe left standing...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 88

11 Jun, 2020

Wu wei (to continue from yesterday) can also be seen as the opposite of conscious striving. Here is a brief passage from the “Tao Te Ching,” written by the great philosopher, Lao Tzu: To obtain a diploma requires the storage of trivia. To...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 87

10 Jun, 2020

I looked at my dog yesterday morning and said, “Is this what it’s like being a dog? Same thing every day?” She didn’t answer. But she did look at me knowingly with her sweet brown eyes. She gets it. But yet she seems ok with it. Sure, she gets...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 86

09 Jun, 2020

One of the hardest pieces of advice in Scripture comes from Matthew 6:34, “Enough of worrying about tomorrow! Let tomorrow take care of itself. Today has troubles enough of its own.” Every time I’ve ever mentioned this passage, every control...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 85

08 Jun, 2020

Nelson Mandela once said that he wanted to be judged not by what he accomplished but by how many times he fell down and got up again. What a statement. He took the emphasis off of all the amazing things he accomplished and reminded us how...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 84

07 Jun, 2020

Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968. In 1972 she sought the presidential nomination from the Democratic Party. When she was asked why she, a Black woman, was running for president: “You don’t...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 83

06 Jun, 2020

Over these many weeks I’ve found that the reflections I receive the most feedback about are the ones in which I’ve shared a personal story or personal feelings and allowed myself to be vulnerable. It doesn’t mean I was weak, it means I was...

Keeping Our Center ~ Day 82

05 Jun, 2020

At our last Theology on Tap session, the question came up about whether anyone believed in “signs.” I think there is a fear that saying “yes” makes you sound a little off your rocker, but, yes, I do believe in signs. I believe that there is a...