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Daily Examen, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Delays and disappointment,
pain and injuries,
grief,
fatigue.

There is a lot to deal with
right now
yet the weather remains
beautiful
and the almost full moon
rises.

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Daily Examen, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I sit to write
and the words pour upon me
like the waterfall
I visit later in the day.

After a long drive
and a hike
I sit under the falling water.

It refreshes my soul
and relieves my weary muscles
as I think about
the words yet to be written.

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The Daily Examen - June 30-July 2, 2017

Daily Examen, Friday, June 30, 2017

French toast tastes best
when shared with a friend
over good news
and high hopes
under the watchful eye
of the Celtic Madonna.

And in the evening
when there are more mouths to feed
than expected
there is also
more willing hands
and more daily bread
available.

Daily Examen, Saturday, July 1, 2017

Loving the whole cosmos;
resting,
reading,
reflecting,
doing the basic tasks of living,
and enjoying the simple joys.

Daily Examen, Sunday, July 2, 2017

Another fair Sunday
gathering around the Eucharist
honoring friends
praying with the elderly
and eating with family.

Daily Examen, Monday, July 3, 2017

The weather continues
fair and warm
as I power through tasks
while others remain,
untouched.
A prayer for presence
is paired
with a prayer for perseverance.

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Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit: July

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. A playful way of starting a new month, harkening back to childhood invocations for good luck. A time to think about the month that has ended and the month ahead. June was a pretty good month. The new Region Missionary started. I got sworn in to Zoning Board of Appeals, and most importantly, I have been accepted into the online Certificate of Theological Studies program at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. To reference a video that is popular online right now, I’m about as excited as a gorilla in a kiddie pool.

So, what’s on tap for this month? We have the Fourth of July coming up, my birthday, and a Celtic Christianity retreat. There are so many things I want to read this summer. There are so many things I want to write about.

I still haven’t written about my Daily Examen the way I want. I want to write about my hopes and expectations for divinity school. I want to write about the broader context of my journey. I expect I’ll want to write about the Celtic Christianity retreat.

The Daily Examen - June 29, 2017

Not just two paths diverging
but many paths intertwining
with beautiful vistas along the way
all offer
wonderful opportunities
to savor the journey
and being
a wandering migrant pilgrim.

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