Monthly Archives: February 2018


I told the backstory of my first trip to India because the blending of joy and sorrow shaped my worldview.  After I returned, people in our church said, “You’ve changed.  Something happened in India.” India felt like a memory, like a … Continue reading

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Still on the plane to India, still not convinced I should be flying away from my dying dog, I prayed again.  This prayer changed my heart. As I repeated the phrase, “love is letting go,” I felt something release within … Continue reading

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My ugly encounter with dog-impermanence eventually gave way to beauty. But to reap the blessings of impermanence we must first acknowledge the pain of it.  We acknowledge our resistance to the way things are.  We witness our attachment to the … Continue reading

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