Gratitude

We bless thee for our creation … (General Thanksgiving – Book of Common Prayer) Sitting comfortably in the cafe where I always write, I am filled with gratitude. Such a warm atmosphere, friendly people and a lovely baby that keeps making overtures. Life presents itself at its best. Gratitude. A delicate subject. The very helpful … Continue reading Gratitude

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Dear God,

May I please open my heart to you, and bring my questions and concerns to your attention? Would you mind if I even question your existence? It seems like a barrier one shouldn’t cross, but how will I ever find you if I stay behind that wall? I’ve been reading this book that proves that … Continue reading Dear God,

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Spirits and spells

I did something very dubious for a Christian mother: I asked my youngest daughter to cross her fingers for me when I needed luck in a game. It worked. Now my daughter’s faith in finger-crossing is very much reinforced. Part of me wonders if perhaps the devil influenced the odds in order to seduce her … Continue reading Spirits and spells

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Contemplation (again)

Three years ago I wrote my first text, about contemplation, and now I pick up the topic again. High time to throw in some warnings, as seems to be quite the thing among contemplatives. One needs to speak about spiritual dangers, the courage needed, and the point of no return. Not to mention the need … Continue reading Contemplation (again)

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Healing a broken heart

I once asked: “Can we heal the soul, if it was wounded?”. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is ‘yes, we can contribute to the health of our souls’. This is not a success story, but I’d like to share my experiences and make this concept a little more concrete.

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