You should BEE alarmed

Apr 10

My son and I recently returned from a service trip to Greece.  One afternoon we had some free time between our more service project and evening teaching.  We drove up to the village Fodele, also known as the Orange Village.  The town is surrounded by orange trees.  After lunch we headed up the hill from the town to look a tiny church nestled in the middle of the...

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The Seeds – Chapter 1

Feb 21

The wound is the place where the light enters you.  She read Rumi’s words.  It was eleven o’clock in the morning but the blinds were closed and the room was dark.  She wanted it that way.   She read the words again.  For the first time she noticed the tiny ray of light entering her darkness through a corner in the blind.  It fell on her chest as she lay on...

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Bend or Break

Feb 19

“The glassblower knows: while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible.  Once hardened, the only way to change is to break.”  – Mark Nepo This was today’s reading from The Book of Awakening – Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have Imagine my surprise when I opened today’s reading and found this...

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Giving things up – Entitlement and Consumption

Feb 14

Yesterday was the first day of Lent, a time when Christians often make an attempt to “give something up” for forty days in order to induce some reflection on the sacrifice of Christ.  As Christians, we are not the only faith that gives things up from time to time in order to focus ourselves on sacrifice and to return to what is truly important. Following...

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