Tag Archives: 12 Step

A Sister Was Given To Me

Strength and weakness are big (and opposite) cultural concepts so how can strength be perfect in weakness? Let me tell you about the value of a little sister. Continue reading

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Preplanned Resentments

“Expectations are pre-planned resentments” as our 12 Step friends remind us. What then, are the expectations around Mother’s Day and could we change them for the better? Continue reading

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A Wile E. Moment

Holy Saturday is a festival of the church that we rarely even recognize, let alone celebrate. This is a sad loss because it is a reminder of how God is truly, honestly present even in the horrible things. Continue reading

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The Quality of Mercy

Forgiveness tends to be a “church-y” word, a one way ticket to dullsville where “the bad guy gets away” without penalty. The thing with that approach is that it ignores the power, the quality if you will, of mercy. Continue reading

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You did NOT just say that.

Part of learning is saying dumb things, hearing ourselves say them, and then fixing the attitudes that led us to say them. There’s a famous incident with snakes that helps us understand. Continue reading

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Burn Baby Burn

While talking over images for Lent the phoenix kept coming up. Here’s why I think that secular mythology can actually shed some light on what we’re doing. Continue reading

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