Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Prayer for Perspective 

Help me, O Beloved, to remember that I am not in charge of the Universe. Events unfold badly, accidents happen, disasters occur, mistakes are made — sometimes really awful ones, and there is nothing I can do. It isn’t up … Continue reading

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On Christmas, let us remember

On Christmas let us remember those who cannot rejoice — who are assailed by memories, haunted by specters arising in the smoke of yule log fires, on misty hillsides and fog-shrouded streets: ancient longings, unspoken fears, unrealized dreams. On Christmas, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice 

The earth tilts slowly on its axis: one side leaning toward the light, as the other turns away — taking shelter in the darkness. Sunshine and shadow, both/and, yin/yang in one. Perfect symmetry reflected in the other: cold answered by … Continue reading

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Calling on God

Oh my God, I need some help here. You’ve come through for me before when I was at my lowest ebb — and I’m calling out to You again. I feel as if I’ve fallen into a well; surrounded by … Continue reading

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