Category Archives: Self Care

Forty More Days, Day Two–A Time to Breathe

We are at the beginning of the Lenten season, but we pick up the story at the end. We’re watching Jesus’s life unfold as if we were watching a movie or a Netflix series in which we know the end … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 35–A Quiet Place

All I want is a quiet place to live Where I can enjoy the fruits of my labor Read the paper And not have to cry out loud ~from “A Quiet Place to Live” by Carole King I admit it: … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 17–Time to Rest

Tonight I found myself working yet again, preparing some remarks I need to make at a forum. I knew I was tired, but even as I sat here typing my notes, I nodded off several times. I had acknowledged to … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 41–And So We Rest

“I’m going to miss your writing. Sure you don’t want to continue?” And old friend posted on my Facebook page in response to the Day 36 post. I smiled when I read it, but gently let her know that writing … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 25–Sound the Retreat

I bet if I did a word cloud for each of the previous 25 posts in this series, the words “exhaustion” and “tired” would probably show up a lot.  While I find that a little disappointing, I suppose it speaks to … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 36–Belonging to Everyone

“Your life is not your own.” Lately I’ve begun to wonder if my life belongs to me or if I belong to everyone around me. I could easily spend all day every day talking with, giving to, showing up for, … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 11–This Next Thing

“If I can just get through this next thing, I’ll be alright.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that phrase or something like it. I used it just yesterday when I said, “If I can get this … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day Four–Let it RAIN

When I woke up this morning I was feeling some kind of way. I wrote in my journal, did my daily reflective readings, and tried to get to the bottom, or at least the middle, of what I was feeling. A … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day Two–In the Company of Cows

I think that Jesus had to get tired of people sometimes. I know I do. I found myself looking on the internet to see if anyone speculated (of course they did) about Jesus’ Myers-Briggs personality type. There are a variety … Continue reading

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Day 37–The Sounds of Silence

Today has been a very noisy, hectic, non-stop action kind of day. I finally reached a point in the late afternoon where I believed that if one more person came into my office to ask me one more question, tell … Continue reading

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