December 7 , 2020 /

Q4

The first category of a 4th  quarter, which looms large in some households, is in a sport that measures the length of a game by quarters, football and basketball being the more obvious.  That 4th quarter is often the defining one when one team or the other maintains a lead to win, falls behind to

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November 29 , 2020 /

ADVENT AND LIGHT

The word advent comes from the Latin prefix ‘ad-‘ meaning ‘to’ and the root ‘venire’ meaning ‘come’. The English word is derived from the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning ‘arrival’. Advent in the Christian tradition is preparation for the arrival of Christmas and includes the 4 Sundays and weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth

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November 22 , 2020 /

GRATIA PLENA

In a recent conversation, my friend, Kumud Ajmani, host and moderator of #SpiritChat on Twitter, invited me to write a blog post on Gratia Plena (full of grace). That came near the end of a brief exchange that Kumud initiated with an email that began with these words: “I went researching ‘Gratia Plena’ and found

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November 1 , 2020 /

MEASURING TIME

This piece was inspired not by changing clocks but being changed by them, moving AZ from the Pacific Zone to the Mountain Zone while our clocks stayed the same. Whether you use a metronome, a calendar or a clock, most people set about measuring and keeping track of time one way or another.   We cannot

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October 26 , 2020 /

OUR BETTER SELVES

Several conversations this past week have centered around the notion of our better selves, how we see ourselves and whether or not we are interested in evolving to a better version of who we are.  What I believe about that is probably for me the most important piece as it will determine how I choose

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October 10 , 2020 /

SHEDDING AND SHREDDING

Although it’s Fall here in the northern hemisphere and the deciduous tree leaves change color and fall off in preparation for new growth, this is not about a favorite season.  There may however, be some similarities and I will trust you will be able to see what those are between the shedding of leaves and

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