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January 18, 2015
A Different Perspective

For the past several months I have immersed myself in the writing and teachings of a Franciscan friar named Richard Rohr. I have been “captured” by the idea or practice of contemplation. I highlight captured because that is what it feels like. I am compelled to explore contemplation and I have been fascinated by Richard […]

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November 17, 2014
The Force Field of Resurrection

Thoughts for meditation from Richard Rohr "Once you know you are sharing in the force field of resurrection, you can always draw on it, live within it, and move out from it."2 Living within the "force field of resurrection" comes from the necessary suffering, or bearing witness to another's suffering, of the life and death […]

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September 1, 2014
Greater Than Gold

What is your first thought if someone were to tell you that the best thing that can happen to you is to fail? Our western culture, especially in the United States, is obsessed with winning, being right, or having the correct answer We have seen something of a movement to counteract this driven obsession to […]

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July 20, 2014
The Path of Transformation

There is an oft used phrase in EFT, an attachment based approach to healing marital distress, “catching bullets”. I use this phrase in my counseling sessions with couples to help them (and ourselves) work on not being reactive to their partners negative comments. This helps couples learn to stay out of, stop or slow down […]

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June 23, 2014
Living in the Presence of God's Love

We are in a broken world, we are broken ourselves, and yet we are in a redeemed world, and we are healed, made whole by love. We exist in the middle of this tension and we tend to want to go one way or the other, to have things clarified and settled, even if its […]

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May 12, 2014
The Wages of Shame

"God does not lead the soul by shaming it, just as a good parent would not shame his or her child. It doesn't work anyway. We have all done it at times, and if we were raised in a punitive way our selves, we still tend to think that is the way to motivate people--by […]

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April 11, 2014
Don Sizemore & Associates

I apologize for sending something out again so soon but I realized that I made liking my business Facebook page too complicated.  If you will click link to Don Sizemore & Associates in this email, you can just click the Facebook link at top right of my website. This will take you to my Facebook […]

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January 29, 2014
Shake, Rattle, and Roll

It seems like the only times I desire transformation is when I am suffering.  Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest, spiritual director, and writer says that transformation only occurs in the context of great pain or great love.  The point is that we are open to transformation, to changing our lives when we experience something larger […]

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December 3, 2013
Why We Shout In Anger

A spiritual director who was visiting a local beach found a group of family members who were shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked, 'Why do people shout in anger at each other?' The disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, […]

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October 9, 2013
Date Night

There are several questions any couple can consider to reflect on the state of their marriage.  One of the things couples do is get caught up in our every day responsibilities and activities and miss what is going on with our partner.  Even if we schedule a “date night”  for togetherness and connection we often […]

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