The Soulistry Blog

“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

(updated for 2022)With Mother's Day on the horizon, I think of, and pray with thanksgiving, for... the women who are rejoicing for they gave birth to a healthy child ... the women whose child had children and they became a grandmother ... the women who adopted a...

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“HAPPY MAY DAY – BELTANE”

“HAPPY MAY DAY – BELTANE”

The pandemic continues its stranglehold around the world in various ways. The war in Ukraine continues, fracturing, disrupting, terrorizing, ending lives. Life is difficult, stressful, frightening for many.And at the same time, in this part of the world, summer is on...

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“HELLO – Welcome Days of the Week”

“HELLO – Welcome Days of the Week”

Every day we wake up, is a day to say "Welcome" to whichever day it is: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Rain or shine, hot or cold - while some days may prove to be difficult - the "Welcome, Days of the Week" cyber floral mosaic series...

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“It’s EARTH DAY.”

“It’s EARTH DAY.”

It's April 22nd - Earth Day - a global annual event celebrated in more than 190 countries to show support for the environment.  Words by Thich Nhat Hanh are poignant and critical for us all to remember: "The earth is not just our environment.   We are the earth and...

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“EASTER-resurrection proof”

“EASTER-resurrection proof”

It's here! Finally! Finally we have come to the end of Lent, the end of Holy Week.It is Easter! “Alleluia! Christ is risen." "He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” As the little girl stuck out her tongue at the other little girl, she exclaimed "So there! I told you so! I was...

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AN EASTER GIFT  “Invitation to Soul-Questions”

AN EASTER GIFT “Invitation to Soul-Questions”

I wish you H A P P Y  E A S T E R! and send you a gift - an invitation to "Soul-Questions."Out of a global atmosphere of fear, anxiety, loneliness and alienation of spirit because of COVID19, the war in Ukraine, and continual reminders of the emergency situation in...

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“HOLY WEEK – PASSOVER”

“HOLY WEEK – PASSOVER”

The celebration of Passover begins this night.  As Jewish people mark the beginning of Pesach/Passover which begins with a Seder (a special meal with various rituals), the youngest Jewish child present will ask the same question which has been asked for centuries by...

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“HOLY WEEK: Good Friday”

“HOLY WEEK: Good Friday”

It’s Friday in Holy Week … known as Good Friday. When you woke up this morning, did you say “TGIF - Thank God it’s Friday!” as many did on Fridays before COVID19 because they were grateful Friday had come and they were looking forward to the weekend? Likely not.This...

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“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-Betrayal”

“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-Betrayal”

Maundy Thursday. It's today.- a day that shocks in its intensity. Jesus, the beloved rabbi is about to be betrayed. Not by an enemy, but betrayed by a follower, a friend, a disciple, someone who said he loved Jesus. Even though we recoil at the word ‘betrayal,’ if we...

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“HOLY WEEK holy wednesday: a Ben Faith”

“HOLY WEEK holy wednesday: a Ben Faith”

We’ve come to Wednesday in Holy Week. Not an easy week, any year, but somehow, this year, yet another year of living with a pandemic, rising prices, and now the threat of nuclear/biological/chemical war and war in Ukraine, it is an even more difficult year for many....

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HOLY WEEK holy tuesday and another chance

HOLY WEEK holy tuesday and another chance

It is Tuesday in Holy Week. As the world continues to deal with the war in Ukraine, increasing costs, personal stresses, those who walk this Holy Path in this holiest of holy weeks seek to make time to reflect, pray, consider Jesus’ activities on this day. What was...

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“SOME LOVE ON MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK”

“SOME LOVE ON MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK”

We have come to Monday in Holy Week.Many continue to be alone.Alone - because of the pandemic and fearful because of the war in Ukraine. Alone with their thoughts. Alone with their questions. Alone. If anyone understands what 'being alone' means, especially this week,...

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“WEAVING A PATH through holy week

“WEAVING A PATH through holy week

For millions of people around the world, the week that begins tomorrow is known as Palm Sunday ... the beginning of Holy Week which is the last week of the Season of Lent in the western world ... the final seven days before Easter. Holy Week includes special liturgies...

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“PEACE and The DOVE”

“PEACE and The DOVE”

‘Peace.’ The world knows what is happening in Ukraine. Those who live in that country, those with family living there, people around the world watching the news know about the war.  There is a sense of feeling powerless, broken, fragile.   "What if" ... conversations...

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“MAY WE BE GENTLE”

“MAY WE BE GENTLE”

This is a difficult time in the world.  The people of Ukraine have been invaded and they are at war.  Terrible things are happening in that country ... and around the world as people deal with fear, anger, loneliness, suspicion, hatred and express their emotions on...

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