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Mel Soriano
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We Wanderers, Given to the Wind, Are Scattered
Frightened and yet soon at peace while in the sky. Cappadocia Turkey on our Honeymoon - June 2014 "We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth ...
Frightened and yet soon at peace while in the sky. Cappadocia Turkey on our Honeymoon - June 2014 "We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where suns...
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This Thin Place in Life
I walk through doors into seemingly empty spaces, lobbies, hallways in homes, hotels, businesses. Usually, I pass through without thinking about these transition areas. They're not meant for you to stay in them. These passages allow us to get out of the sun...
I walk through doors into seemingly empty spaces, lobbies, hallways in homes, hotels, businesses. Usually, I pass through without thinking about these transition areas. They're not meant for you to stay in them. These passage...
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Finding My Way - Walking the Camino of Discernment
I have begun a vocational discernment process. Vocational discernment to Episcopalians is the seeking, sharing, investigative journey into the mind and heart with members of your church to see if your vocation or calling leads to a path towards ordination. ...
I have begun a vocational discernment process. Vocational discernment to Episcopalians is the seeking, sharing, investigative journey into the mind and heart with members of your church to see if your vocation or calling lead...
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The Appalachian Trail, April 2015 Last week I found myself pondering Luke 24, specifically verses 13-32. It's in the lectionary cycle but for some reason it resonates with me this year. I suppose it's the idea of a journey -- the Camino de Santiago rears it...
The Appalachian Trail, April 2015 Last week I found myself pondering Luke 24, specifically verses 13-32. It's in the lectionary cycle but for some reason it resonates with me this year. I suppose it's the idea of a journey -...
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Lenten Reflection: Letting Jesus Wash Our Feet on Our Journey to Love
All Saints Pasadena, April 1, 2015 I apologize if this We read John 13 in the Gospels today but I am focusing on verses 34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you ...
All Saints Pasadena, April 1, 2015 I apologize if this We read John 13 in the Gospels today but I am focusing on verses 34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By ...
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Amendments to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act Reverse the Damage. And...
The proposed amendment to Indiana's reactionary RFRA act are: Sec 0.7. This chapter does not: (1) authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing to any member or members o...
The proposed amendment to Indiana's reactionary RFRA act are: Sec 0.7. This chapter does not: (1) authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or h...
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Preparing for the Camino de Santiago in 2016
Credentials from my 2014 Camino de Santiago pilgrimage Once again, I'll be walking the Camino de Santiago, leaving Los Angeles on May 12, 2016. Rather than starting in the traditional city of St Jean Pied-de-Port, France and following the Camino Frances, I ...
Credentials from my 2014 Camino de Santiago pilgrimage Once again, I'll be walking the Camino de Santiago, leaving Los Angeles on May 12, 2016. Rather than starting in the traditional city of St Jean Pied-de-Port, France and ...
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I Only Know What's Not Here
Rumi, the great 13th Century poet, scholar, mystic from Persia wrote I start out on this road, call it love or emptiness . I only know what's not here.  Resentment seeds, backscratching greed, worrying about outcome, fear of people. When a bird gets free, i...
Rumi, the great 13th Century poet, scholar, mystic from Persia wrote I start out on this road, call it love or emptiness. I only know what's not here.  Resentment seeds, backscratching greed, worrying about outcome, fear ...
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Cheap Marriage (Bonhoeffer wordplay intended)
Keep out (Newberry Springs, CA, March 2015) After listening to the marriage arguments this week during the Supreme Court's debate of "gay marriage", I could not help but feel that the opponents of marriage equality were encouraging not an old, ancient versi...
Keep out (Newberry Springs, CA, March 2015) After listening to the marriage arguments this week during the Supreme Court's debate of "gay marriage", I could not help but feel that the opponents of marriage equality were encou...
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Easter reflection: Out of grief comes hope
Grief stinks. It's a painful process that has been studied scientifically and yet, at its core, grief remains a traumatic human experience that we cannot elude. Many have learned or are taught that there are seven stages of grief. - Shock or Disbelief - Den...
Grief stinks. It's a painful process that has been studied scientifically and yet, at its core, grief remains a traumatic human experience that we cannot elude. Many have learned or are taught that there are seven stages of g...
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Lenten Reflection: Letting Jesus Wash Our Feet on Our Journey to Love
All Saints Pasadena, April 1, 2015 This morning's gospel reading was most of John 13. I'll focus on John 13:34-35 specifically. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that yo...
All Saints Pasadena, April 1, 2015 This morning's gospel reading was most of John 13. I'll focus on John 13:34-35 specifically. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. B...
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Lenten reflection: When Hugging Jesus Separates Us from God
Staying close. Avila Beach, November 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9 was our first reading today. The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens-- wakens my ear to listen as those who...
Staying close. Avila Beach, November 2014 Isaiah 50:4-9 was our first reading today. The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens-- ...
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A Nomadic, Avuncular, Gleek Geek Spiritualist Episcopalian. Humbled by God's blessings, awed by musicals, working against bullying & causes of homelessness.
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