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Stones, Slivers and Silence

I love being with people and look forward to social gatherings, but I often come home with a stone in my shoe. When I shake it out and it falls to the floor, I recognize that moment when something went … Continue reading

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The Dance of a Loving Community

“We find it difficult to admit our faults and failings,” Doug Schroeder, SoulStream‘s director, said in a reflection entitled “The Gift of My Imperfect Self.” I read that while I was away co-facilitating a Living From The Heart intensive. During that week, I also noticed that I … Continue reading

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The Real Story Begins

I was as restless as a cat. I’d pack a few things then check my e-mails. I looked over the list of items to bring to the SoulStream partners’ annual retreat. Check. Check. What? A photograph of myself? Why hadn’t I … Continue reading

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The Cost of Love

All this talk about embracing our weaknesses is fine until someone gets hurt. I’m less inclined to romanticize the notion when I see how my failings have wounded others or how theirs have wounded me. When that happens, I’m tempted … Continue reading

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The Dead Alternator Speaks

Frederick Buechner once said that if he were to sum up in a few words the essence of everything he was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be this: Listen to your life. … Continue reading

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