Category Archives: Relationships

Reunion and Rejuvenation

A reunion with a former student brings joy in learning of his continued journey and spiritual growth. Continue reading

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A Peaceful Hour

“Lord, when it comes our time to leave this earth, give us a peaceful hour in which to die.” Continue reading

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Song for Greg*

Lord as we face this dark hour, May your fierce love and awesome power Lead us gently along the way, With every step, through every day. Lord as we face this long night, May your own Spirit give us light. … Continue reading

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Spring Serendipity

It seemed like a perfect case of people going their separate ways, without anger, malice aforethought, or even the slightest bit of irritation. In fact, it seemed perfectly amicable. Randa’s friend Eileen had asked her to go with her to … Continue reading

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The Agony of Insufficiency

Every humble person—and most of the rest of us as well—have at some time or another come to the realization of their own inability in a particular situation. Perhaps it was in face of an unfolding disaster, whether epic or … Continue reading

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No, I Don’t Know How You Feel… But I Do Care

“I know exactly how you feel” is a common cliche but one maybe good to avoid when comforting others. Continue reading

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Start With “Hello”

When it comes to expressing genuine concern and compassion, not saying anything can be more harmful than saying “the wrong thing.” Continue reading

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Options

It’s good to truly “fix things” but coming up with a good “workaround” can help us stay sane long enough to figure out the solution. Continue reading

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Not Much

If only one good thing were done in the world this day, then this day is not completely evil. Continue reading

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Small Gift at the End of a Dark Day

It reminded me, too, of how little it takes
to ease the darkness of a dismal day:
a friendly wave, a gentle smile, Continue reading

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