Posts tagged sallycranhammusic
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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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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The Shadows Flee

Let this be your truth, men and women. The shadows will flee and we will have courage to respond to our calling and essence on earth. There is a set apart way just for you and your creativity and passion. There is a way set apart that will mean you bring light into dark places. There is a way set apart that embodies the virtues mentioned on the walls of this chapel, in a cemetery, in Minneapolis.

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The symphony of stories

“So, yeah, if you write a song about this story then give me a cut” he said. His statement just felt like a vibration in my soul and it highlighted to me that at the end of the day people just truly want their song to be sung and their story to be heard. And to me it’s not so much that it would be heard by the many, but rather that somehow it would be heard by the one. The one telling the story.

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Pressure

To put it simply, pressure is dimensional and is about the kind of “well” can potentially be created. We can’t stop the pressure but we can enter the energy or even whirlwind of its notion. Pressure keeps things in place and to me is this a balanced sphere of push,pull, spirit, energy and depth.black hold

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Hungers End

Do you recognise hunger in your own life? Is there courage present enough to look at your story and to recount it accurately? Will Louise and Drew ever see their stories, their courage and their beauty? Will they know what is available to them? Will their hunger end? Will our hunger end and the grumbling stop?


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