Tag: life

Am I Going to Hell? (Questions People are Asking Us at the End – and Sometimes Throughout – Life)

Life can only be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards.         Søren Kierkegaard  Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.      Mother Teresa   We met the elderly man in his home. He was dying of lung cancer. The disease had progressed to a state that…
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Compassion–Signs of Hope

When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope. ~Henri Nouwen  This morning we spent time reflecting on our past, where we have been, pains we…
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Communication leading to community-choosing our words wisely

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.      Rollo May  In our last post we shared about how communication is key to any healthy relationship and the improvement we have seen in our marriages over the last several years.  We wrote about how control and fear are two of the…
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