The Soulistry Blog

“HOLY WEEK good (?) friday”

“HOLY WEEK good (?) friday”

It’s Friday in Holy Week … known as Good Friday. When you woke up this morning, did you say “TGIF - Thank God it’s Friday!” as many did on Fridays before COVID19 because they were grateful Friday had come and they were looking forward to the weekend? Likely not.This...

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“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-betrayal”

Maundy Thursday. It's today.- a day that shocks in its intensity. Jesus, the beloved rabbi is about to be betrayed. Not by an enemy but betrayed by a follower, a friend, a disciple, someone who said he loved Jesus. Even though we recoil at the word ‘betrayal,’ if we...

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“HOLY WEEK CHECKING IN holy wednesday: a ben faith”

“HOLY WEEK CHECKING IN holy wednesday: a ben faith”

We’ve come to Wednesday in Holy Week. Not an easy week, any year, but somehow, this year, another year of living with a pandemic, even more difficult for many. Some people of deep faith are asking the 'Where is God?' questions and beginning to question Jesus’ presence...

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HOLY WEEK holy tuesday and another chance

HOLY WEEK holy tuesday and another chance

It is Tuesday in Holy Week. As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, those who walk this Holy Path in this holiest of holy weeks seek to make time to reflect, pray, consider Jesus’ activities on this day. What was Jesus doing on Tuesday in Holy Week? Some say...

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“THIS DAY A PRAYER AND SOME LOVE monday in holy week”

“THIS DAY A PRAYER AND SOME LOVE monday in holy week”

We have come to Monday in Holy Week.Many continue to be alone because of the pandemic. Alone with their thoughts. Alone with their questions. Alone. If anyone understands what 'being alone' means, especially this week, it surely must be the man called Jesus.We're...

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“WEAVING A PATH through holy week

“WEAVING A PATH through holy week

For millions of people around the world, the week that begins today, on Palm Sunday, is known as Holy Week. It is the last week of the Season of Lent in the western world - the final seven days before Easter. Beginning with today (Palm Sunday), Holy Week includes...

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“PASSOVER and HOLY WEEK – OUR TEACHERS

“PASSOVER and HOLY WEEK – OUR TEACHERS

The celebration of Passover begins this night. To my Jewish friends, may the miracle of Passover live in your hearts forever.  Chag Pesach Sameach!   Tomorrow, known as Palm Sunday, Christians will be marking Holy Week. As Jewish people mark the...

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“CLOSING MY HEART”

“CLOSING MY HEART”

A Facebook friend posted this comment: "Today I will stop giving so generously and freely ... I close my heart." I was sad. Guard her heart? Of course. Do self-care? Of course. But close her heart? No. Please, no. There will always be people who will do what they can...

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“FACE IN A TREE”

“FACE IN A TREE”

When I first walked in front of this tree, I kept on walking. Then I turned back to see if what I thought I saw, I really did see. I took its photo just to be certain. But there it was ... a face within! Not carved by human design, but carved by Nature. And complete...

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“SOUL WORK”

“SOUL WORK”

LearningSome things are easy to learn. Some things are not so easy to learnSome days the learning is huge. Some days it is subtle. Some days the learning is about ... what I believe ... who I am ... things I need to work on. Some days the learning is about others who...

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“BEYOND THE OBVIOUS”

“BEYOND THE OBVIOUS”

Today I saweleven children shooting hoops outside my homea crocus, snowbells, daffodilan art gallery on ZOOMdishes that needed to be washeda mom with a smile on her face, pushing her little one in a strolleran employee sanitizing grocery shopping cartsweeds growing in...

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“MAY WE BE GENTLE”

“MAY WE BE GENTLE”

This is a difficult time in the world. Terrible things are happening globally, locally, personally and fear, anger, loneliness, suspicion and hatred are being expressed on social media, in families, at work, between friends and in private thoughts. It seems as if the...

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“SOUL-FATIGUE”

“SOUL-FATIGUE”

Soul-fatigue. It's true. We can't 'pour from an empty cup.' But it's not easy to step back.So many are hungry or cold or thirsty for clean water or scared or homeless or racist or uneducated or abused or hurting or unwell or in pain or grieving or unemployed or...

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“LIFTED OUT OF FEAR – Miss Pudgy Angel”

“LIFTED OUT OF FEAR – Miss Pudgy Angel”

"Miss Pudgy Angel - it's time for you to come and lift us out of the fear many are feeling these days."I wrote this blog four years ago.  Tonight, a friend's Facebook post began: "I was feeling a little ... just a little bit paralyzed by fear today."  Her words echoed...

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“LET LOVE SPEAK – MAiD”

“LET LOVE SPEAK – MAiD”

I knew the day was coming when I would be asked to sign as a witness to my friend's signature. It wasn't just a signature on a page. It was a signature on a MAiD (Medically Assistance In Dying) document. MAiD is a difficult decision one makes for oneself. Signing as...

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“DEEP WITHIN THE WINTER SNOW”

“DEEP WITHIN THE WINTER SNOW”

The snow is beginning to leave (hurray!).And this afternoon, these flowers began to surface in my back yard.The promise of new lifeemergingin spite of the weatherin spite of the pandemicin spite of political upheavalsin spite of it being the Season of Lentin spite of...

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“THE SEASON of LENT” – Seeing Souls

“THE SEASON of LENT” – Seeing Souls

The Season of Lent has begun.  For forty days and forty nights, millions of people around the world will be involved in Lenten observation and sombre reflection. While I find that Lent has its place in the circle of life in its reminder that not everything in the...

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