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July 16, 2015

Guest Post: The Journey of Grief As Pilgrimage

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I’m honored to be hosting my friend and fellow author, Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts here today on the Anam Cara blog. This is part of Christine’s virtual book tour for her latest offering, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within. To win a copy of her book, just […]

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May 27, 2015

We Awaken In Christ’s Body

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We awaken in Christ’s body As Christ awakens our bodies, And my poor hand is Christ, He enters My foot, and is infinitely me. I move my hand, and wonderfully My hand becomes Christ, becomes all of Him (For God is indivisibly Whole, seamless in His Godhood). I move my foot, and at once He […]

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May 24, 2015

The Body As Sign

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The following is an excerpt from Embracing the Body: Finding God In Our Flesh and Bone, and kicks off the virtual blog tour this week. I offer you this part of the book as a look into why I believe our bodies are so important, and so deeply necessary to life with God—not only for […]

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May 23, 2015

Embracing the Body Virtual Book Tour

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  The Embracing the Body Virtual Book Tour kicks off tomorrow! I’m excited to be touring around the blogs of some of my favorite writers and bloggers, sharing in interviews, original content and excerpts from the book. There will also be a few giveaways. I’ll have some Tweetables listed here, and if you’d like to enter […]

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May 21, 2015

How To Uncover the Gospel of Shame

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This past weekend, some friends and I were gathered together over warm beverages and small people (it’s been unusually cold and rainy in Colorado recently, and our little community has been unusually fertile over the past year) when the topic turned to shame. We’d been talking about John 6:16-21, digging in deeper than the basic […]

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May 7, 2015

A Spiritual Director’s Prayer

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As I read this prayer to a directee today, I realize that God had brought it to heart and mind not just for that person, but for myself as a spiritual director. Sometimes I struggle to find a way to express the “why” of what I do as a director, but this poem by Ted […]

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April 24, 2015

An Atmospheric Low of the Soul

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I’m over at The Mudroom today, sharing on their theme of Cyclones, Storms & Squalls. Here’s a little taster. You can click the link below to read more. It takes a few weeks before I can name this storm. I don’t want to test the winds, to look at the lows and highs, to name […]

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March 29, 2015

Synchroblog: My Body, My Jerusalem

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On March 13, my first book, Embracing the Body: Finding God In Our Flesh & Bone, officially launched. The day before, March 12, marked six months of life for my daughter, and a huge milestone for my own body in terms of continued health and well-being. But I haven’t written much about that, have I?

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December 28, 2014

Doubt, Pain and Infanticide (Or Why The Feast of the Holy Innocents Is My Favorite Feast Day)

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Featured image: François-Joseph Navez, Massacre of the Innocents Today, December 28, is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. As I shared with the glorious pilgrims in the Coming Home eCourse, it’s my favorite feast day of the year. It combines Christmastide and doubt, the hope of the resurrection and all of our questions, and here, with […]

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November 26, 2014

My Words Can’t Carry All The Praise

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Glorious God, how curious and what a confession that we should set aside one day a year and call it Thanksgiving. I smile at the presumption, and hope you smile, too. But the truth is, Holy Friend, that my words can’t carry all the praise I want them to, or that they should, no matter […]

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