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Doraine Bennett
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Pondering: My Mother's Life
My mother died on Sunday. If you know anything about my journey with her, you know it has  been rocky for most of my life. She lived from a deeply wounded place. I know she loved Jesus, but she never knew how to take his grace into her heart and allow it to...

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Spiritual Journey Thursday: Out of My Comfort Zone
Yep. Out of my comfort zone. That's where I've been most of the day. Maybe one day I'll tell you about it, but in the meantime, just know, there is joy in the journey, even when it feels terribly unstable underneath your feet! Pat hosts the roundup of posts...

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Pondering: Appearances
Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash from At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald "Ah, but there's another thing, Diamond: what if I should look ugly without being bad--look ugly myself because I am making ugly things beautiful? What then?" ... "If you...

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Poetry Friday: Yoga Poems (Thanks, Linda)
The spare moments of late have indeed been spare. And when they come, I tend to indulge myself with doing mostly nothing within them. Yesterday was almost a full day all to myself. No doctor's appointments or errands to run for my in-laws who have not been ...

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Pondering: Catching Quiet
Photo by Ander Burdain at Unsplash.com from "Passing Ordinary Time" by Enuma Okoro It is a hard art to learn, catching quiet by palms raised cupped in air shifting location here and there like trying to guess the pattern of falling leaves, and hoping to fee...

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My Sentiments Exactly
from Prayers from the Ark by Rumer Godden The roundup today is at Buffy's Blog . 

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Spiritual Journey Thursday: Finding Joy
This week the bloggers of Spiritual Journey Thursday are posting on the theme "Finding Joy," suggested by Margaret Simon over at Reflections on the Teche . Head over to Margaret's blog if you'd like to read more on Finding Joy. When I first read the topic f...

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Morning
Margaret hosts the round up today at Reflections on the Teche . Wishing you a morning filled with espresso, soothing music, and steaming green grass.  Morning   by Billy Collins Why do we bother with the rest of the day,  the swale of the afternoon,  the su...

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Pondering: Feelings
T he 16th century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross reminds us that, as wonderful and consoling as feelings of God's presence might be, they are not God. All consolations and spiritual gifts, he reminds us, are finite and as such are infinitely less than...

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Pondering: Rooms
“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emtional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aire...
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