Category Archives: Facing Life with Faith

Hiking Naked

Hiking Naked is a sparkling new memoir about a family who leaves their normal life behind for a year on a remote island, where they discover more clearly who they are and what they love. Continue reading

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When Will We Ever Learn?

The PBS documentary The Vietnam War reveals many poignant and surprising perspectives. Looking at truths it reveals may help guide us in facing the thorny challenges of our day. Continue reading

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A Faithful Friend

As we drove to Ohio for Katharine Jacobsen’s memorial service, my husband and I remembered her loving friendship and the radiant, welcoming smile with which she greeted us when we came to visit. Katharine and her husband, Ken, had invited … Continue reading

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A Movement of Love, For Life

The recent U.S. election offered a choice between very different approaches to government. The majority of American people want good public services, peace, and a hopeful future for their children and grandchildren. The new administration’s policies toward the environment, however, lead toward death. The good news is that the election ignited a mass movement. We can still choose life, if we allow ourselves to be guided by divine love, and filled with the power of the Spirit. Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Hope and a Call to Action

Several people I know have made the journey to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been prayerfully endeavoring to protect the Missouri River from the dangers posed by the installation of … Continue reading

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Prayer of the World

Each time I’ve seen the Prayer of the World, I’ve felt shaken out of a certain dull habituation with this world to see more clearly God’s awesome handiwork. Each time it has been breathtaking to recognize more clearly the wisdom and healing power present in Creation. The world is alive to its sacred source and it is calling us to wake up to the sacredness of our own nature and to our interconnection with Spirit and with all created things. Its message for humanity is an urgent one, calling us to awaken. Continue reading

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I See You

I was excited by the racial and ethnic diversity of my neighborhood when I moved to West Philadelphia in 1989.  My neighbors were African-American, Asian, and white.  I didn’t feel safe, however, walking alone in the city at night.  Encountering … Continue reading

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