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Vulnerability of Celebration

Celebrating requires inviting others in more deeply — to our lives, experiences, hearts or homes. Celebrating requires us to spend our precious, limited resources of time, energy and money on others instead of fearfully stockpiling for ourselves. read more


Celebration Changes The Way We See

It’s so very easy to celebrate when life is abundant, but it’s when life is closing in that we need celebration the most. To celebrate means to assemble or gather and to honor … and to do this often. read more


Life is Like Confetti

If I am being honest, I have been wishing the days away this past month, saying things like, “when we get into the new house” or, “when we are settled.” I have been more concerned with ‘when our future happens,’ then what is happening right in front of me. read more


Being Present with a Friend in Crisis

She had her hands to her face, and she kept repeating to the lifeguard, “That’s my baby. That’s my baby.” My best friend’s toddler son, my godson, lay blue and unresponsive by the side of the pool, while lifeguards worked tirelessly on him. read more


Suffering with your Friend

I remember her calling me to tell me the news. It was completely unbelievable. She was 26 years old, her whole life ahead of her, one moment worrying about what she was going to wear out to dinner and the next, worrying if this was a cancer she could survive read more