Category: a woman’s strength

Being In Someone’s Life For a Reason, Season or a Lifetime

Today I borrow someone else’s words – not just because I am pressed for time, but because I had dinner with a very good friend last night, a woman of substance who lights up my life and gives me strength no matter how far apart we may live from each other geographically, or how long

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Shedding Layers

Spring has finally arrived in Berlin and seems to be making up for lost time. Well, for the last two days at least. The daffodils and tulips have exploded in bursts of colours all over the city, as have the crocuses and hyacinths. The flower shops are loaded with primroses and I spotted the first

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A Morning Offering

“I bless the night that nourished my heart To set the ghosts of longing free Into the flow and figure of dream That went to harvest from the dark Bread for the hunger no one sees. All that is eternal in me Welcomes the wonder of this day, The field of brightness it creates Offering

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Resurrection, Redemption, and a Year

I suppose I could have written a blog about April Fool’s Day or the disgusting Easter weather we have in Berlin today (rain and snow), or go all theologian and do an analysis of Easter in the modern world. Instead, today I will celebrate one year of living in Berlin. Last year I packed my

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Prayer and Contemplation on a Rainy Day

As I write this, everyone else in the house is fast asleep, well, perhaps with the exception of one cat. Otherwise, even the ducks and herons are silent this morning. The rain and gloomy clouds might have something to do with it, a perfectly dreary day. But there is something unbelievably comforting about having a

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Bridging the Gap: Liebesbr├╝cke

Before you jump to conclusions, this has absolutely nothing to do with my Bridges of Berlin series! When I moved into my apartment last year I took over some of the existing furniture partly for convenience, so that I wouldn’t have to live in an empty place, eat on the floor or spend the night

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International Women’s Day 2018 #PressforProgress

“Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” (IWD) We campaign for recognition, we fight twice as hard to prove ourselves in the field, we find our

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