Spiritual Book Club

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Susan Baller-Shepard

Posted by Susan Baller-Shepard on: 2015-11-30 @ 21:00 pm

The pool at our friends’ house looked inviting and blue the day our three-year-old son decided to skip his flotation vest and jump into the deep end. I was at the other end of the pool, putting sunscreen on my other son, when I saw him jump in, and sink. This was years ago, but I still remember what I was wearing because the denim mini skirt had no give, …

Posted by Susan Baller-Shepard on: 2015-11-18 @ 07:50 am

Blessing Your Work Space Holy One, I come to work today, and this is what I offer: Me. Here. In this place. Use this life of mine for a higher cause, a greater good. If this is not a place that is good for me or for the world, then help me to move on from this work. May this be a place of transformation. May I learn the lessons …

Posted by Susan Baller-Shepard on: 2015-11-11 @ 11:40 am

5 Thank You's to Say Now from the Mean Minister* *Mean, Because I Care When I was a child, one of my least favorite phrases was, "You should be grateful." So, I'm not telling you that. What I am suggesting here is that this month is a great time to say these five thank yous. It's a heartfelt endeavor. You'll see. It does a soul good. 1. Thank a Teacher …

Posted by Susan Baller-Shepard on: 2015-11-04 @ 15:00 pm

An e-retreat for seekers during what Madeline L'engle referred to as "the irrational season" What do a minister, an editor, a soup kitchen director, an old monk, and a renowned spiritual master have in common with you? Like you, they are all seekers on an Advent journey. And these five women want to break the Word with you as all of us prepare to birth God into our world. Join Susan …

Posted by Susan Baller-Shepard on: 2015-06-24 @ 17:25 pm

To pull a trigger is easy. Clay pigeons flung out in an arc, hit them one by one, pop, pop, pop, a child at summer camp. To pull a trigger in the United States has too often been child's play. Most recently, by someone barely old enough to buy alcohol. What is hard, is forgiveness. In fact, to mention forgiveness in the same week as the killing spree in Charleston, South Carolina? …