Author Archives: evask50

About evask50

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

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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What Does It Mean to Really See?

Sometimes as we move through our routines, our tasks, and our days, we  miss so much of what is before us, because we are focused on what is beyond us. How many moments have we missed, because we were not … Continue reading

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Examen Prayer

The Prayer of Examen is a meaningful Ignatius prayer that is often prayed daily as one reviews their day. At this link below it is offered as a way to review the last year as we begin 2015. I commend … Continue reading

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Advent Listening

Listening. The scriptures of advent centered on listening. God listened to the cries of the people and designed a new way. The Spirit listening hovered and filled. Jesus listened and came to us, living among us, as one of us, … Continue reading

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Advent

I so love this by Richard Rohr. A deepening awareness of Christ coming to us in each moment. Truly this is Emmanuel, God with us. Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation Presence The Always Coming Christ Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Jesus said … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflection

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. When the kids were little we would create a Thanksgiving tree. Each day of November we would fill it with handmade leaves of things for which we were grateful. Then on … Continue reading

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Transformation

Transformation… The first time Bea came out to us, she was in high school and I was serving as an associate pastor in a church. We had wondered if she was gay, but somehow we were still surprised to hear … Continue reading

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Safe Place

We all need a safe place to be ourselves, to come as we are, knowing that we are welcome.  There doesn’t seem to be many places like that , where we are seen and heard for who we are. So … Continue reading

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He Meets Us Where We Are

Sometimes when our lives are full of worry, it is all we know. The worry and stress can engulf us. In those times, when our hearts hurt and our minds race, it even seems difficult, if not impossible to concentrate, … Continue reading

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Light in Dark

Have you ever been going through a dark time and wondered where the light could be found? Has there been a season where your eyes  were filled with tears, even unshed tears, and your heart, with heartbreak? Did the questions … Continue reading

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