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Creativity Transcends Gender – It Is Divine

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The only quality that can be ascribed to creativity is that it is inspired. Creativity transcends gender. Inspire – divine insight; to breathe life into the creative activity that is ignited within. Our creations orchestrate an exhibition of God’s being. Jesus, through whom all things were made (Jn1:3) is our true Mother, as Julian of…

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Imperfect Perfection: focus on the current excellent thing

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep212-Imperfect-Perfection.m4a Imperfect Perfection: focus on the current excellent thing, strength and beauty of the whole. I just returned from leading a workshop in Santa Fe on Developing Creative Leadership by incorporating mindfulness. The travel was long and more taxing that I anticipated, and my focus was compromised through the first half of the workshop. So…

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Episode 8: Holistic Body Scan and Image

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-8-Body-Scan.m4a   Our bodies are complicated terrain. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it, likely heavy on the hate end of the scale. There are more factors than any medical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, theological field can name for my occasional disdain for my body, but none are satisfying and none can really explain…

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Reimagine Theology – Relevance in Hurt

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Ruby Sales played and continues to play an essential role in securing civil rights for all people. She does this in very practical ways, and she does this in theological ways.

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yūgen and the art of grace

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Mindfulness practices are prevalent and pervasive, and their effects are well documented and understood. At the same time, their techniques devoid of the context from which they were derived (for example, relationship with God) limit the potential and capacity these practices hold for greater wellbeing and wholeness.

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Live, Move, Be

Live, Move, Be 2019 2019 Nicole

Today, I am so inspired, encouraged and strengthened by these beautiful people. Howie and Lysander and a dozen more from DGFUMC are being present to other beautiful people in another city.

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Just Like You, Nothing Like You – Day Twenty-Nine

Just Like You, Nothing Like You – Day Twenty-Nine Nicole

One of the first personality inventories I took sorts people into groups represented by one of four animals (lion, beaver, golden retriever, otter) developed by Smalley and Trent in the 1980s. I never liked taking these inventories mostly because the questions could be answered differently depending on the day, or two answers were equally true.…

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Cinco de Mayo (aka, 3 weeks before I turn 50) – Day Nineteen

Cinco de Mayo (aka, 3 weeks before I turn 50) – Day Nineteen Nicole

A century before I was born, a noteworthy event transpired in another part of the world. It is directly related to Mexico’s victory over the French occupying forces at the Battle of Puebla that Cinco de Mayo commemorates. Though that battle did not give Mexico decisive freedom from Napoleon IIIs occupation, it was a significant…

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Love is Faith is Love – Day Seventeen

Love is Faith is Love – Day Seventeen Nicole

A full century before I came into this world, Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland. Like me, she was the first-born in her family. Ultimately she would live 55 years in India developing a community that rescued children from temple prostitution, nurturing and enabling them to do the same. Her life story, journal confessions and…

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Act Human – Day Sixteen

Act Human – Day Sixteen Nicole

On May 2, 1967, the Black Panthers entered the California State Capitol building, guns at their sides. Theirs was a demonstration, advocacy for their right to defend themselves against racism in policing. They wanted to police their neighborhoods by being present (carrying guns in compliance with CA law), observe arrests and other law enforcement activities.…

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