Tag Archive for ‘Mary Magdalene’

Cracking the Whip

C’mon, baby. I want to break you down. I want to show you what love is. This is how the dance goes. We move together. We slide. We slither. Everything is going well. But then, for some reason, you get a little doubt inside, and you move away from me. The music stops, mid-flow. What happened to you, darling? You started getting in your head, didn’t you? You started thinking […]

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A Whole Human Being

I keep coming back to Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, by Mo Willems. When a book is that foundational to your life, you just keep thinking of it over and over again. If you have not had the privilege to read Edwina, let me tell you about it. Edwina is a dinosaur who lives in a small town and bakes everybody chocolate chip cookies. She’s super nice and she also […]

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It’s Okay If You Don’t Understand: Yoga 101

Yesterday I started teaching yoga to students at Temple University, and it was like I had never taught yoga before. Seriously. I have been teaching yoga for nearly 7 years, and only yesterday did I feel like I actually started teaching yoga. That is how amazing yoga is. There is nothing like this business in the world. The reason I am now more of a yoga teacher, is that I’ve […]

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Faith Is the Thing with Feathers

If this computer screen did not separate me from you, do you know what I would do? I would sit across from you in a coffee shop and we would sip cappuccino and eat croissants. Damn, I love croissants. And I would ask you about you. I would ask you something about how you grew up, maybe, or we’d talk about books. And maybe I’d share with you my latest […]

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The Well Is Deep

  There is this story in the Bible, where a woman is going to a well to fill up her bucket and this guy is hanging out there, and he asks her for water, and she’s like, Waa? Your people don’t talk to my people, why are you asking me for water? And he’s like, Girlfriend, if you only knew.  So then he tells her that he’s pretty magical, that God is amazing, […]

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