Tag Archives: Project Lazarus

When I need calm…

I turn within, slowly settling down into the center of Being, to be with the Source of all compassion, wisdom, and hope. So that is how I start my morning. Then I head back out to serve the world. Sourcing … Continue reading

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Radiance

We radiate what is inside us. That is a simple principle of human existence. If I plant the seeds for pumpkins, and cultivate pumpkins, pumpkins will grow. The same is true for whatever I plant and cultivate in my life. … Continue reading

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“Okay, I guess I will let you lick me on the neck.”

That’s what Rocky the dog said to Fury the cat. And he continued: “It feels like compassion, and I could use some compassion about now.” In this way two pets became my teachers. Letting others have compassion for us, which helps … Continue reading

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I’m enraptured

I’m enraptured by an image from a story shared with me this week by Sylvia, a long-term volunteer at Project Lazarus. In a meeting of residents, staff, and volunteers we heard the pain of what had been a rough weekend. Some residents were relapsing in … Continue reading

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When Christ is born again

When Christ is born again in us and Spirit flows freely through us, the whole world becomes community, differences are cherished, all are welcome and needed, and reflecting God’s whole kingdom we look like this Norman Rockwell painting: Our eyes … Continue reading

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Walking in Stillness

          I started the morning with a slow meditative walk around our property and down to the Pearl River at sunrise. The smells were rich and musky. The water flowed gently. The fish, alligators, nutria, and otters were breaking the … Continue reading

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Whoever Loves Is of God

Mr. T just called to say he wanted to come back to our church. He attended several times last year while he was still a resident at Project Lazarus, the residential treatment program for people with AIDS and nowhere to … Continue reading

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