Author Archives: evask50

About evask50

I am a spiritual director, ordained minister, and retreat leader.

Life is an Unexpected Journey

Life is an unexpected journey. It is filled with ups and downs and so many twists and turns. Sometimes we feel so lost, only able to see right in front of us. At other times we know we are right … Continue reading

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An Offered Prayer

Lord, you have said, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.” (John 15:9) It is so hard to fathom a love so deep and wide and high as that. It is hard … Continue reading

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A Pearl of Wisdom by Nadia Bolz-Weber

I love the following quote from Nadia Bolz- Weber. There is great substance in it and the possibility for transformation, if we can hear it and remain open. “The truth does crush us, but the instant it crushes us, it … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds

The following is from a daily reflection from inwardoutward.org, a ministry of “The Church of the Savior.” The daily reflections are thoughtful and stimulating. I share the one from today because it strikes a cord with me and I hope … Continue reading

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Gazing into the Mirror of our own Soul

Gazing into the Mirror of our own Soul.

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Gazing into the Mirror of our own Soul

Lent is a time of introspection, a time for gazing into the mirror of our own soul. It isn’t comfortable, but it is necessary. When we gaze into the mirror in Lent, we do so to see ourselves as we … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Human Race – An Ash Wednesday Sermon, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Originally posted on Interrupting the Silence:
A couple of years ago I was talking with a women who is and has been for many years my therapist, counselor, mentor, and teacher all rolled into one. I told her that I…

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Remember to Whom You Belong

One of the most life-giving statements ever said to me is “Remember to Whom You Belong.” It was said to me during one of the lowest points in my life. I felt broken with little sense of hope. My life … Continue reading

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The Transforming Nature of Stories

People’s stories have always drawn me in. When I was young I loved reading people’s biographies more than anything. When I was ten, I remember reading about Jim Thorpe,  Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, and George Washington Carver.  Each … Continue reading

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