Part One: Wisdom Has a Woman's Name

“The wise woman builds her house ... ” (Proverbs 14:1).       I remember when I first heard this verse, as a young teenager. I was being quite deliberately counseled and “fed” the word. Somehow, a slightly older high school girl in our church had evidently seen promise in me, and had taken me on in her one-on-one discipleship ministry. I had parents who were both churchgoers, active in attendance and support of the small suburban start-up church in our neighborhood....more
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Ancient healing tradition of naming and listening

“The Wise Woman tradition is the oldest tradition on our planet. It focuses on healing through nourishing. It is symbolized by a spiral, the ever-changing movement of life and health. In the Wise Woman tradition, health is defined as flexibility. We build health by nourishing the unique individual in all of her or his wholeness. The foundations of nourishment are simple ritual, compassionate listening, and simple whole foods and herbs.” – Michelle Royce ...more

Wisdom is...

"Mostly we run around doing. Are you able to come to a stop in your life, even for one moment? Could it be this moment? What would happen if you did?" - Jon Kabat-Zinn...more

Dad’s Wisdom – Still Relevant in Life and Business

WisdomThis time of year it's good to slow down and reflect on what we know, what we have learned and what knowledge we still need to acquire. It's valuable to ponder the wisdom of those we have loved and lost and perhaps wished we had listened to a bit more often....more

In Third Grade, My Son Is The Teacher

Today my son started third grade. Like most mothers do, I'm wondering how it's even possible that eight years have passed since he was born. I do remember a few years of being terrified, a few years of being overwhelmed, a couple months of being angry and frustrated and doing my damnedest to hide it, and one or three days where I felt I got everything right. And of course there's all the sweetness and smiles interwoven with all of the above, which is how any of us are able to do it in the first place. So yeah, I guess that could add up to eight years, huh?...more
BTW, my son had the same circa 2002 bouncy seat -- that caught my eye right away!more

EPILOGUE to Jesus’ Spiritual Laws

EPILOGUE You Will Be GladRejoice and be glad. Remember to look up! ...more

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EIGHT Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake ... ”

EIGHT You Will Be Blessed  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Do not judge or retaliate; always forgive yourself and the forgiveness of others will follow....more

The proclamation of the Kingdom of heaven is a paradox. ... The paradox says that to be ...more

SEVEN Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are the peacemakers ... ”

  SEVEN You Will Be a Child of God Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. True peace grows from within.  ...more

FIVE Jesus' Spiritual Laws: "Blessed are the merciful ... "

FIVE  You Will Receive Mercy Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. In order to have it, you must learn to give it away....more

THREE Jesus' Spiritual Laws: "Blessed are the [humble] ..."

THREE  You Will Inherit the EarthBlessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.Wait on the Lord.If you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. —1 Corinthians 10:12.Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.  —Jonathan Edwards.To be, in faith, both humble and proud: that is, to live, to know that in God I am nothing, but that God is in me.   —Dag Hammarskjold, Markings....more