Hippie Love

Yesterday, my friend Lauren told me I was a hippie. “Really?” I said. I don’t know how it came up, but somehow I was telling her that the house where I babysit has a sign that says “Hippies Welcome,” and my son asked what being a hippie meant. I didn’t know how to describe it. “Just tell him, you,” she said. I laughed as she reminded me that two weeks […]

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Pray with a Hungry Heart

Trust that whatever is meant for you, will come to you. Trust that whatever lesson that needs to be learned, will be learned in its time. I have gone through my life desiring so many things. I wanted to find my dream job, but it became more and more elusive. I wanted to find the perfect man, but he wouldn’t appear. I wanted my book to be published so I […]

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Opening Your Life to Fullness

If we are to experience true happiness, and live in the realm of Spirit—or spirituality—we must be open to the stripping away of the many masks we wear until we see our souls naked as a newborn baby. When that happens, we begin to ask, What do we want? Who do we want it for? What are we doing on this earth? Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, talk […]

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The Light Feels Lighter

Being shown the Light is a gentle and surprising experience. The Light is always gentle. Trust what’s gentle in your life. We think of Light as a color, but it’s also a lack of weight. It’s a feeling in your body. If there’s something in your life weighing you down, give it up. Feel lighter. See what happens. This life is about setting our hearts free. But it doesn’t look […]

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The Helpers

This morning, as I was talking to my friend David on the phone, I stared out the window mindlessly at the cars passing by on the road in front of my apartment. And I watched an accident happen. A grey SUV pulled into the middle of the street, and a red pick-up truck with a lawnmower on the back crashed right into its side. My mouth opened as I watched, […]

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Chasing the Wind

For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days they pass through like a shadow? Who can tell them what will happen under the sun after they are gone? –Ecclesiastes 5:6 Here is what I’ve discovered recently: I know nothing. And that’s kind of awesome. I’ve been going through life like a student, thinking that I need to get everything right. I […]

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Mother and Son

Yesterday, I woke up early in the morning and sat at the table across from my son, who was awake and eating breakfast. I had a lot on my mind about my future, of things I may keep and others I may have to give up, and tears came to my eyes. He doesn’t usually see me this way: human, vulnerable, trying to figure things out. I’m fortunate that I […]

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