The Egg

Ereshkigal’s Daughter

Ereshkigal’s Daughter

If any of us were to write a story of what we have overcome to access a place of healing, we might think we would choose to name ourselves “queen,” for we would be in a place to know that we had surmounted great obstacles to stand in our power. Most people striving to...

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Homily:  The Immaculate Conception and The Christmas Family

Homily: The Immaculate Conception and The Christmas Family

In Advent, we celebrate the creative presence of God in Mary and in the birth of the Christ Presence within us, for us and through us. Mary’s joy today comes from a release of judgment from others and especially from herself.  She has joy because she is able to birth...

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Two Trees

Two Trees

Like most people who come from a modern academic theological background that is based upon the workings of the mind without the benefit of internalizing knowledge through the body, the heart, without the advantage of a practical experience, McLaren misses the...

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The Naming – A Satirical Musing

The Naming – A Satirical Musing

As my ordination draws near, I’ve had the time to ruminate on a name for our future community’s Roman Catholic church.  Originally, I chose the name “Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth,” as I want it known that God is She, not only He; yet neither. . . .  In order to...

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The Mystical Egg

The Mystical Egg

Years ago my mother found this egg on an antique hunting trip. She said it was a rare find, and the egg was added to my “dowry,” the items that were to go with me when I married. Some of these finds were kept in the “hopeless” chest that her father had given to her....

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