Forgiveness

  My words. They come out twisted and tangled. Incarcerated, they escape with their knife edge sharp, slicing quick serial ripples of mad spinning crazies. Damn there they go and I grasp for them back as you gasp and implode into silence – but it’s loud and explosive, a deafening wave wrapping me into you. Twisted […]

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Lovely Things

In the emptiness of the waves I searched for lovely things wet with promise rolled out in a rhythmic unveiling In the emptiness of the waves I walked gently over echoes and around silent stories still beautiful opalescent gleamings of once we were In the emptiness of the waves the wind bit hard, angry and […]

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‘Awakenings’ – Learning the Value of Suffering

During the past year my 6 year-old son was diagnosed with autism, Tourette syndrome, and celiac disease. My 8 year-old daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia and anxiety disorder, and my 3-year-old daughter was also diagnosed as having celiac disease. Then a letter came from the school saying my son was colorblind. My husband took the […]

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What Is The Holy Spirit?

The following is a passage from “Exercising Your Soul” by Gary Jansen. I highly recommend this book! What is The Holy Spirit? “A man stood outside a church in the middle of a busy city and watched as passersby went about their daily business. Many were shuffling off to work, others were walking around in […]

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Things I Didn’t Know I Loved — a poem by Mara Faulkner

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved By Mara Faulkner, Foley Poetry Contest winner via Things I Didn’t Know I Loved | America Magazine. I didn’t know I loved the wrangle of phones and human voices, rough, insistent until I entered this silence and closed the door. I didn’t know I loved this silence until the […]

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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie — That’s Lent.

I’ve always wanted to be deep, serious and mysterious. Instead I’m goofy, spacy and obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming that someday I might be mistaken for an international spy (who just happens to be holding a 3-year-old as part of a complex disguise). […]

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A Visit To New Camaldoli Hermitage

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Recently I had the remarkable chance to stay at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. I was more than ready for a break from the day to day and a weekend of silence, contemplation, chants, ocean, forest (and God) sounded perfect! The New Camaldoli Hermitage is situated in the rugged coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific […]

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