Posts tagged feather&whirlwinds
Frame - Now on iTunes

I’m excited to share that one of my new songs is now available on iTunes. The song is called Frame and the recording was made possible by receiving a grant from The Catholic League of Women based in Minneapolis. The song was produced and recorded by Matt Patrick.

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You love me this way

I was out walking the path. I was listening to Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, I was praying under my breath, I walking uphill with my head down and there it was, a perfectly formed but dead butterfly. I decided to pick up the dead butterfly and bring it with me on the walk and bring it to a new resting place. The appearance of butterflies on my path has been a deep conversation for me. You will find a number of blogs on Feathers and Whirlwinds that tell you the stories I can now call transformational. I hope this blog vibrates with the journey of faith and encourages you on this day.

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She kept showing up

I was constantly challenged as a younger woman when it came to the concept of grace. I heard so many definitions and it never computed for me. I was your number one doer and giver and felt things very deeply (Two on the enneagram if you are into that sort of thing.) I saw the needs and met them, striving to experience the love of others and of God. Grace to me was this thing that was for everyone else…

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Butterflies and Brokenness

I stayed with her as she went to sleep. She flinched as my hands came towards her to stroke her hair, I prayed for her and slowly she became rested. I had the privilege of being in the darkness with her as she went to sleep and then I left the room. I was aware of my own darkness in the midst of such a tender moment. I was humbled by grace.

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Whole - Where are you going?

Questions can be an invitation or can make you feel quite defensive. Most recently my travels have been full of wonder and new beginnings but a new feeling inside of me also started to rise up. Instead of answering the question of where am I going? I started to evaluate and assume that everyone who asked me was just trying to figure out how much I was wasting my life.

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Whole - Am I my brothers keeper?

This chapter in Whole focusses on the story of Cain and Abel and I feel like it has given me access to my story in a new way. It talks of what it means to offer to God and what we choose to offer in the first place. In the midst of moments where we could choose to guard our brothers rather than destroy them we have access to a face to face relationship again with them and God. Here is a bit more of my story!

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Who sees you? F&W

Have you ever had that experience where someone just names the essence of who you are in what they see you doing? They speak as if they have been present to your past and present and prophetically speak even more life towards the future. They speak with clarity and insight that reflects back to you an experience of yourself that you didn’t think was possible.

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What goes around

The celtic history has a substance that acts like a memory trail. The people give hope to the phrase, “what goes around comes around”, a phrase that in my own understanding has me leaning towards a negative rather than a positive, but just as the many celtic symbols have no beginning and no end I think this phrase sums up the journey of life just beautifully.

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Groundhog Shadows

Do you remember that movie with Bill Murray called Groundhog Day? I haven’t watched the movie in years but if I remember correctly the character takes a while to see that he is waking up to the same day, everyday, and here lies the gut feeling! This really must be the start of a new conversation, so do bear with me as I try to begin it with myself. There has been a “groundhog day” quality to a number of days and seasons in my life….

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