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Karen Treat

Love Each Other

Love Each Other

The beauty of the stories of Jesus is that they reflect the human condition today.  Loving one another is hard with family and with strangers.  The stress of a continued pandemic and all its variants, the daily rise in gas prices, earth crying out for help, injustice unchecked, and a war leads me to want to blame and shame someone. 

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Come and Have Breakfast

Come and Have Breakfast

Quieting ourselves, we sense Jesus setting us a table.  Jesus out on the shore preparing what gives us nourishment.  Watching for those moments we need assistance.   Listening when we ask for help.  Providing what we need instead of what we might want.

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The In Between

The In Between

There is beauty in the “in between”. The time when the sky is black, and stars begin to sparkle.  When the ice begins to melt, and the waters open.  The song of the bird and the sunlight fully illuminated.

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A New Canvas

A New Canvas

The season of Advent leading to Christmas comes with darkness.  It can feel heavy with tender memories, unmet wants and dreams.  It also comes like dawn.  As the season progresses so do the colors and the light.  Light that cannot be overcome.  Light that comes to us as God incarnate in a child. 

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The Ordinary

The Ordinary

I am thankful for my Ignatian spirituality.  In this time of such discontent and unknowns, the constant of God being in all things settles me. 

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Coming Home: Preview 2

Coming Home: Preview 2

Middle years come with the feeling of being homesick. The feeling when remembering the calm while being rocked as a young child. Absorbing the beat of my father’s heart as it bumped along the dull humming of “Home on the Range”. The rush that comes when walking into...

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