Tag Archives: hope

Playing spirit hide and seek

December has worn her drab gray dress every day. OK, maybe she jazzed up with some weak yellow sunshine occasionally when she felt festive. But mostly she’s just dulled us with mono color. This is nothing new here in the … Continue reading

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O Sun, do not desert us (Dancing around ancient Solstice fires into the Now)

Do you hear the ancient drums throbbing inside your limbic brain? Do you hear the cries of long-dead ancestors as they dance around the Solstice fire begging the sun to return? Please come back, please come back, please come back, … Continue reading

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Dear Holy, what is the difference between faith and hope?

One of the things I like best about this seventy five day spiritual exploration is that each day the Heart prompts what might be explored. When it was time to write yesterday’s post the Holy giggled. It seemed to want … Continue reading

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So done with it, so done with it

Yesterday started smoothly. The engine of the day ran flawlessly through morning’s arms. Until afternoon showed her multiple tattoos and such sadness struck the match of hopelessness. What happened? I fell in the abyss of statistics once again. Many of … Continue reading

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In-between

Shhh, dear reader.  Let’s whisper. Let’s remember. Let’s lower our voices. Because this is the in-between time. It’s in-between Christmas and New Years. It’s in-between gift-giving and a brand new start. It’s in-between the old and stagnant–and the unknown.

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Don’t go believing everything social media says

Please, dear readers, never let your thoughts convince you that Cousin Lindsey or Friend Derek or Acquaintance Daniella has a better life than you. Forget their sixteen pictures of babies, tropical vacations, or happy interludes. Remember that Social Media only … Continue reading

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The space between the end and the beginning

So Christmas hath ended, passed away, disappeared into the ethers. New Year’s approaches, wearing bells and jangles, but she’s still in the future. We’re in between, kids. We’re in between the Solstice and Christmas and Hanukkah and other shining holy-days. … Continue reading

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Radiant skies & freighter on the way to radiation

I’ve been driving my dear friend Susan to radiation treatment for breast cancer in Marquette several times in these past couple of months.  She’s traveled to the hospital for treatment over an hour and a half away from Baraga five … Continue reading

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Hope in darkness

The clock ticks 6 a.m. Outside our Little House in the Big Woods the wind howls fiercely.  Father November has thrown a deep cloak of blackness across the breasts of trees and the wood stove sputters in the basement. Barry … Continue reading

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If a leaf fell in the forest and you were perfectly silent…would you hear it?

As Jalaluddin Rumi said: Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.             Silence is … Continue reading

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