Tag Archives: discernment

PhD Lesson 1: Humility is a Virtue. Or: Reality Check.

I had my first meeting with my supervisor today, and let’s just say it wasn’t a rousing success. Apparently I’m not nearly as prepared as I should be, and my proposal – the one that earned me both places I … Continue reading

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Stand By Me

Most people can and must come to life in their own way and time, and if we try to help them by hastening the process, we end up doing harm. […] When we understand that our efforts to help other … Continue reading

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Not Knowing

Sometimes it seems as if I’m walking on parallel paths, and that’s why I get so confused, trying to figure out where I am and who I am and where I want to go… Maybe it doesn’t have to be … Continue reading

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Coming Home?

For quite a while now, and for the first time since I left Germany, I have been feeling homesick. And I have this voice in me that says, “I want to go home. Please, can I go home now?”  It’s a … Continue reading

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2015

This is a year I begin without any specific expectations or goals to work towards. Last year I thought I might leave my job towards the end of the year to join a religious community. The year before I had … Continue reading

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New Year, New Way?

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33  I’m still thinking about my last post, “What’s Wonderful?”, or at least pondering the state of my mind and heart in writing that. … Continue reading

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What Brings Your Love Alive?

As so often, I am once again quoting from a wonderful blog called “Richer By Far” – from a post called, “When You Don’t Need Spiritual Disciplines”: The master was asked, ‘What is spirituality?’ He said, ‘Spirituality is that which succeeds in bringing … Continue reading

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