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“A Great Miracle Happened Here”

I believe in miracles. I don’t know how to explain miracles or to justify them. But maybe that is the very definition of miracle: Miracles happen right before your eyes, and yet they are unexplainable. Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary defines “miracle” like this: An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. An extremely outstanding [...]

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Candle Light Meditation Reminds You of Your Glow

We are in a very dark time. Not metaphorically—although perhaps that, too—but this time of year is the darkest. The lack of light can cause a lull in spirit and a disconnection from our essential selves. We forget that we are more than these tired, hard-working, chore-accomplishing, gift-buying, meal-baking, email-checking bodies. We don’t remember we [...]

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Kislev’s Light Reflects Greater Source

When I awoke this morning at 5:30 a.m., the bright white glow of the house suggested it already was dawn. Pulled down the hallway as if on the end of a string, my entire body smiled as I sighted the nearly full moon pouring light into our west-facing windows. After staring at the morning moon [...]

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Kislev’s Golden Path to Healing Is Sleep

I’ve been yearning for Kislev to arrive. I enjoyed the quiet moon cycle of last month’s Cheshvan; but now that Kislev is hanging in the sky, I’m delighted to bask beneath its glow. Already, Kislev has begun to grow. It hosts the longest nights of year, with less sunlight in North America than during any [...]

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