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Knowing and Loving Our Bodies

Knowing and Loving Our Bodies After being diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, theologian and author Kate Bowler worked intensively to know and love her body and its ways of both serving and failing her. As part of her spiritual practice, she wrote this letter:   Dear Body, Sometimes, I hate you. You ache. You get tired sooner …

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“YOUNGER ME”–A Coming Out Song by TJ Osborne

Country star T.J. Osborne capped off a “crazy rollercoaster of a year” at the 55th annual Country Music Association Awards Wednesday, when his band Brothers Osborne won Vocal Duo of the Year. Later in the evening, Brothers Osborne performed their confessional ballad “Younger Me,” which T.J. wrote after he came out nine months ago. “For many …

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Befriending Your Eternal Longing–John O’Donahue

A BlessingBlessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder.May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing.May you enjoy the critical and creative companionship of the question “Who am I?” and may it brighten your longing.May a secret Providence guide your thought and shelter your feeling.May your …

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Now Is Your Time!–Elder/Older Prophets

“And why must the elders in a society immerse themselves in the issues of the times?  If for no other reason than that they are the only ones who are free to tell the truth.  They have nothing to lose now:  not status, not striving, not money, not power.  They are meant to be the …

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