Yearly Archives: 2010

Defending the Jesus of Hospitality and Love

Examining the Jesus of love in a world that sometimes wants to make him about fear. Beyond the Victim As I allow the dust to settle from my own disappointment and grief over a Christmas Eve mass that did not … Continue reading

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No Room For Me At The Inn

For Christmas this year, I gathered up my courage and decided to do something I have not done in a long while.  I momentarily set aside my differences with the institution of the Catholic Church and gathered around myself my … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and Hiatus

I will be on vacation starting today and taking a hiatus from blogging.  I wish you blessings of peace and abundant joy this holiday season and into the new year and I invite us all to reflect on how we … Continue reading

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Reader’s Challenge

Yesterday I posted my “Fairytale Manifesto” (scroll down or click here to read: )  Today, I challenge you to write your own Life Manifesto and post it in the comments section of this blog!  And here is my invitation … Continue reading

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Fairytale Manifesto

Fairytale Manifesto December 16, 2010  Lauri Lumby I hereby proclaim that I will not longer accept anything less than the fairytale life.  I have grown tired of a life that says, “sit down, shut up and put up,” or “you’re … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song

Today, I share my favorite reflection on the journey of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  As we prepare for the coming of Christmas, let us ask, how are we also being called to birth the compassion and love of God … Continue reading

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The Cold Black Hole of Hatred

What do we do with the negative emotions of the human experience?  In today’s blog, we explore the emotion of hatred. Setting the bar While the perfectionist in me has set the spiritual evolution bar to be situated somewhere between … Continue reading

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The Fine Line between aVoidance, Vulnerability and Victim

Today we explore the tenderness of our human emotions and how we choose to respond to them.  Do we avoid, fall into the role of victim or are we able to be open to our vulnerability? Exploring Defense Mechanisms I … Continue reading

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Tumbling into Softness

Exploring the invitation to set aside the defense mechanisms of our youth to embrace our truer, higher self. An Invitation from my Teachers In the past several months, I have had the same question posed to me by three distinctly … Continue reading

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Holidays Bring Additional Stress for the Grieving

The Holidays can be a difficult and stressful time for anyone, but especially for those who are grieving.  If you or someone you know has recently suffered a loss, you may find it helpful to explore the benefits of self-care. … Continue reading

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