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I started out with the guilt-shame-fear image of God that was presented to me when I grew up, and am living my way into the God who is love now. And it’s been a huge gift, this transformation. It takes … Continue reading

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When Such As I

… When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blest. … W.B. Yeats (from “A Dialogue … Continue reading

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Finding Words to Respond [Tell It Like It Is]

Trigger warning: mention of child abuse Today I give thanks for having been able to send an honest email to my mother, in reply to her trying to use my little niece’s start of school this summer to guilt-trip me into … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Richer By Far:
“Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin  . “In some religious circles, joy, humor, and laughter are viewed as excessive, irrelevant, ridiculous, inappropriate, and even scandalous.…

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