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    Quote with autumn leaves border - "Cherish what is simple. Be in awe of what is great." - Christopher de Vinck in The Center Will Hold

    Cherishing Meeting Participants

    “Cherish what is simple. Be in awe of what is great.” —Christopher de Vinck in The Center Will Hold I am sitting in the usual...
    Quote in harvest colors - "Cherish what is simple. Be in awe of what is great." - Christopher de Vinck in The Center Will Hold

    A Story of the Simple and Great Hearing Aid

    The other day, I ran around the house looking everywhere for my oldest son’s hearing aids. I checked the counter where we normally place...
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    Everything Is Precious

    On errands, during a clear Seattle afternoon, I look out my car window to see an East African mother carrying groceries home with four...
    Zephaniah 3:14-17 page from "A Book of Marian Prayers"

    A Bold Invitation from Zephaniah

    Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has...
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    My Hourglass

    I was standing in the parking lot of Campion Hall at Seattle University, my eyes welling with tears that I refused to let fall...
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    Soul to Soul

    The loud clang, clang, clang of the church bells resounding across the quad combined with the incessant chatter of excited kids running out of...
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    Cleansing Rain

    I recently had one of those weeks when I couldn’t do anything right. Looking back on it now, I see that God had a...
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    Prayers Before Zoom School

    My children, like so many in COVID times, are in Zoom school. Each morning we take our laptops to separate parts of the house...
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    In the Eye of the Storm

    In Louisiana, we have five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricane. I’ve lived through many hurricanes, some minor, some catastrophic. One characteristic of...
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    When I Feel the Ground Disappearing Beneath Me

    One evening in early August, I stood in my kitchen in front of three open lunch boxes, feeling anxiety welling up in me. In...