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Christine Clark
Christine Clark is a writer and speaker known for her work in grief, mourning, and healing.
Christine Clark is a writer and speaker known for her work in grief, mourning, and healing.
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Hope Summons Your Future
Hope Summons the Future “Just
as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams
reflect the past, hope summons the future.”                                            ~
Elie Wiesel   This
is my ancient recipe box. My sister made it f...
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Zig-Zag Running for Four-Year-Olds
Zig-Zag Running Zig-zag
running? That’s the style of running my four-year-old granddaughter learned in
pre-kindergarten last week. Zig-zag running is the pattern you use when you run
from the school building. You have a meeting place away from the school wh...
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Be Sensitive to Signs of the Spirit Nearby
Signs
of the Spirit   Some things I know just are . Jimmy died early Wednesday, September 27, before dawn broke in Boston, Massachusetts.
I know the date because Jimmy’s fiancée Carla sent my daughter Tarah and her
friends a text message telling them of Jim...
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You Don't Think You Can, but You Can Do Hard Things
You Can Do Hard Things “You
can do hard things.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver You
can do hard things. I write these words every day in my journal. They are on my
whiteboard with other quotes and notes of things to do—most of them easy. You
can do hard things. Most ...
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Pain Was No Ally of Mine
Pain
Becomes Your Ally In
the Garden of Compassion “Grief can be
the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your
pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
~ Rumi Compassion
being the fruit ...
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Beyond Ronald McDonald House and Pediatric Oncology
Beyond Ronald McDonald
House And Pediatric
Oncology: Gainesville I
slept in a chair/bed the last night I slept in Gainesville thirty-one years
ago. It was upholstered in plastic and folded out to a meager twin-size bed. My
cover was an extra blanket from th...
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God Is Everywhere in This
“God Is Everywhere in
This” One
curve around the Colorado Rockies led to yet another mountain view, each one
more stunning, more breathtaking than the one preceding it. Overwhelmed by the
beauty of those Colorado mountains, my daughter said to me, “God is e...
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It's Okay When Your First Effort Fails
It’s OK
for This First Draft to Be Sucky! I’m
ready to walk away from what I’m writing. And I will because I have to think a
bit more before I put more words down. Right now, they don’t say what I want to
say. My urge is to abandon these words and delete—or...
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Lean Into the Lego Tower of Life
The Leaning Tower of
Lego(s) And Life Far
too often, my life feels like a precarious Lego tower. (I don’t believe I’m
alone in this.) I add blocks, I subtract blocks, I ignore blocks. As I do, my
Lego tower—life—becomes more and more unstable. I once yearne...
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