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When to Stop and Pay Attention

Just yesterday, while I was in the Safeway store looking at laundry soap, I had a sweet rush of spiritual tears come over me. As my hand was reaching for the white plastic container, I was overcome with the presence of God’s love in that moment, in the harshly lit supermarket aisle. It’s in those […]

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Learning to Pray in my Car

If I had my dream life, I would always have ample time in the morning to meditate and pray. Yet, on some mornings, I only have time to write in my journal while drinking my morning cup of tea. After that, I am busy preparing for the day, packing lunch for myself and my husband, and getting to […]

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Living Prayer

It’s a stormy day here in San Francisco, with lots of rain. I head home from the pool on the local bus. The large windows are steamed up and everyone looks soggy, with wet raincoats and dripping umbrellas. I step on the bus, with only one thing on my mind: how fast can I get […]

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Look at the Shadows

The other day I was walking up the hill from my house, on my way to the park, when I saw an elderly woman standing on the corner taking a photograph. I looked around and really couldn’t guess what she was taking pictures of. As I passed her, she said, “I love taking pictures of […]

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