Tag Archives: Kelly Dycavinu

Insight and Encounter

When our grandson was diagnosed with high functioning autism, we felt like we had cracked a code. We finally understood why he interacts with the world the way he does. With these insights, we can make adjustments that enable him enjoy … Continue reading

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Between My Selves

I gather up my courage and for the second time talk with my spiritual director about being overweight. “I’m so confused,” I lament. “De Mello says ‘Don’t change.’ Richard Rohr points out that two of the four gospels begin with the call to … Continue reading

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Just Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God,” says the psalmist. Nearly every Thursday evening, our contemplative group gathers to do just that. Of course there is time for fellowship, reflection and songs, but we also pray in silence for … Continue reading

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The Secret Place

I was in New Life’s Community Free Store the other day and found a book called The Ice Cream Store.  I scooped (!) it up. I loved reading Alligator Pie to my kids when they were young. Here was another book written by … Continue reading

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Getting (Sort of) Ready to Celebrate Christ’s Birth

In two days Advent begins and with it comes that stress-inducing question: Are you ready for Christmas? Those words produce a flurry of images—shopping, decorating, baking, Christmas cards, and list making—that sends chills of expectations through my soul. I’m overwhelmed … Continue reading

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