Tag Archives: Community

A childs hand picking up a colored block from a Jenga stack.

Building up? Tearing down?

In Mark Nepo’s insightful, new book about community, More Together Than Alone, he says: We are all tied together in invisible places, the tearing of which diminishes us.  ~Mark Nepo There is a lot of tearing down of community happening. Just last week a special conference of the United Methodist Church voted to further exclude…

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Photo of a group of different hearts made from paper, wood, and stone. The wooden heart is painted with the words "Listen to your heart."

Where do you go for answers?

Twenty years ago I was good friends with three other mothers of young children.  One of the beautiful things about that friendship was that we didn’t tell each other what to do.  We listened and encouraged each other to hear our own inner voices and find our own answers. What we do at the Creative…

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The Vastness of Who You Are

Often when I read a blog post or email, a phrase pops out at me.  “The vastness of who we are” caught my attention in Laura Lyon’s recent newsletter. What is the vastness of who you are? Your vastness is beyond what you can put your arms around.  It is more than your mind alone…

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Sacred Stillness

We are in the midst of twelve days and nights that are celebrated by some people as the 12 Days of Christmas and by others as the 12 Holy Nights. There is a sacred stillness, a pause between this year and next year that invites inner reflection and contemplation. Gift yourself with time to be in…

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Sensing your path

Fall steps are a delight to the senses: leaves crackling under your feet and dancing in the air as you kick them, the musty smell of autumn air, and the chill of the breeze on your cheeks. After walking outside, sit for a few minutes savoring a warm cup of your favorite drink.  Let your…

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