This morning I wake to a gorgeous morning, and after I participate in an Author’s panel, Suzy and I are going to spend spring break with my three of my grandkids, their mother, and father. I hope to get in a bit of writing and research done for my next novels, but most importantly this…

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“There is no evil like hatred. And no fortitude like patience.” —  Santideva, “Bodhicaryavatara” Sometimes the real news makes us wish for “fake news” or at least happier news. Today’s news reminds us that no matter how much we pray for it, the world is still not a peace and humans do terrible things to other humans. Whatever one’s political persuasion…

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I look at a lot of my friends and I’m jealous. They seem to be living an obstacle and problem free life, but then again they may look at me and think the same thing. Truth is that none of us live a life without obstacles and problems, and whenever we get to that point…

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When we are able to create a lonely place in the midst of our actions and concerns, then our successes and failures slowly lose their power over us. — Henri Nouwen Nouwen is talking about the importance of setting aside time to pray and meditate, but I’m drawn to his words about how not just our failures…

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At that moment the cock crowed for a second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 The cock crowed for a second time. How many times have I read this passage in Mark and failed…

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