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Joanne Dehmer

In Between Times

In Between Times

These months of 2020 have brought about many unexpected and some unwelcomed changes in our lives such as; the way we work, the way we celebrate, the way we grieve, the way we begin and end relationships, the way we experience home life and school, the way we worship,...

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Be Kind to Yourself

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between...

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Surrender To The Unknown

by Joanne Dehmer SSND In the summer sun and an early darkening sky, I sit at the edge of a lake reflecting on the meaning of these months of 2018. It has been a time of surrender, surrender to the unknown. In January after experiencing extreme tiredness for too long a...

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I Am Listening in a Deeper Way

By Joanne Dehmer, SSND These past months have marked a significant time of my life:  I turned 70, celebrated 50 years of vowed life in community, and moved from my home of nearly 10 years to a senior independent living apartment.  In the midst of all these changes and...

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Jubilee: A Season of Celebration

By Joanne Dehmer, SSND In the book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year is mentioned every 50th year. It was a time of joy, a time to reflect on the past and celebrate God’s presence. The tradition of celebrating Jubilees grew in Christianity and today we as women religious...

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Threshold Experiences

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Threshold Experiences Joanne Dehmer SSND Once again as 2015 began, there was much written and spoken about New Year resolutions and all the desires people hold for change in their lives, in the life of one they love or in the world...

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