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A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to the Wildhorse Saloon…


By Michael Schwartzentruber I was walking to a party that was being held at the saloon as part of the recent Faith Forward 2014 Conference, in Nashville. I had just crossed an intersection about three blocks from the front door when a homeless guy who had been crouching by the side of a building asked […]

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Collaging the Deep Self


by Margaret Kyle In January 2013, I began a group called “Collaging the Deeper Self,” based on the book Soul Collage Evolving by Seena Frost. http://www.soulcollage.com/ The purpose of the group was to provide a time to create a deck of personal cards, using collage, intuition, and imagination, that would help participants get to know […]

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A Morning Meditation on the Value of Periodic, Non-Judgmental Self-Examination


by Susan McCaslin “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Plato I’ve found it helpful to do periodic, non-judgmental self-examinations. The sound of this phrase sits with my soul much more comfortably than the traditional term “confession,” although that term simply means “to speak or acknowledge something together.” Gentle self-examination is certainly related to the […]

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The Wars Against the Self


by Susan McCaslin Today, September 21, is the International Day of Peace. By the time you read this blog, the occasion will have passed, but like Mother’s Day (which for some has become a sentimentalizing of the mothering principle) the practice of active peacekeeping can easily be forgotten in the day-to-day of living. I’ve been […]

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