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Are you in need of some inspiration?  Here you will find reflections and resources that nurture your soul.

A Time to Rest

A Time to Rest

It is a chilly winter evening as I write this blog post.  I am sitting by the fire with the warm glow of candles around me and my laptop on my knee.  It is a relaxing and inviting way to allow my thoughts to flow onto the page. This season of winter has much to teach...

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Welcoming the New Year

Welcoming the New Year

There is a special form of prayer that we offer to mark transitions such as beginnings and endings, and that prayer is known across many traditions as a blessing. The Irish poet and philosopher, John O’Donohue shares the rich heritage of blessing found within the...

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Just Do Your Best

Just Do Your Best

The other day, I was making my bed and the words, “Just do your best”, came to me.  I had been feeling overwhelmed by the roller coaster of emotions that this whole experience with Covid19 has created.  Like many of you, I have had moments of grief, of anger, of fear,...

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Encouraging Words

Encouraging Words

Last year, I received these encouraging words in a Christmas card from a woman that I have never met in person: "Keep inspiring the world."  This woman had purchased my Heart Note cards a few years ago and we had talked on the phone a few times and exchanged a few...

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Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving

As the season of spring unfolds, I have been pondering the balance between giving and receiving in our working and living.  Life is blossoming and unfurling in a generative and generous way right now.  Yet all of this blossoming comes after a time of deep rest and...

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Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

When I first envisioned Spirit Garden many years ago, I always thought of it as a place of Sanctuary - a safe harbour, a refuge, a retreat, or hideaway.  Lately, I have a sense of it as being an oasis ministry - creating time and space for sacred pauses in our lives...

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