Category Archives: healing

The Handmaid’s Tale

Reflection on Margaret Atwood’s remarks in MSmagazine, summer 2017 Mary E. Latela, June 16, 2017 I recall feeling very shocked, yet alert, on first reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” some twenty years ago, in a lively book group led by a prof … Continue reading

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Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion

Kwan Yin – Compassionate Mother, Attending to those who are Suffering, the Feminine Face of Compassion Reflection by Mary E. Latela, M.Div., January 29, 2017 Two bunches of reeds, leaning against one another long enough they become connected. When Grandpa … Continue reading

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A Child Comes to Us

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 25, 2016 Christmas is full of paradoxes. A baby is born of a poor couple, far from home, in the bustle of a registration or census. Bethlehem is the city of the family of … Continue reading

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Already; Not Yet

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Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 24, 2016 It is Christmas Eve, 2016, and I have just returned from a candlelight Service with Pastor Bradford Bray preaching a stunning sermon on the birth of Jesus, and how that is a sign of … Continue reading

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A Pearl More Precious

A Pearl More  Precious.  Reflection by Mary E. Latela. December, 2016 Seventy-five years ago, on December 7th, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. Tonight, I watched “Tora!Tora!Tora!” again. I know the history and the shock of being attacked with … Continue reading

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Democracy, Starting with the Truth

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, November 18, 2016   We are a people of stories. We learn about our families, our nation, about the world, from the stories transmitted to us. This has been a stressful time, this election season, … Continue reading

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NWHM

National Women’s History Museum Mary E. Latela, M.Div., (copy) Joan Wages, WHM President Dear Ms Wages: I read with enthusiasm your latest NWHM newsletter on the place of women in the computer field. As a women’s issue specialist, I have been … Continue reading

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On Fire for Freedom

On Fire for Freedom by Mary E. Latela, November 3, 2014 We decided to join a political party when a young man came along, who seemed afire with enthusiasm for a better way, for a truly united nation, where people were not … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Blue Heart

Mary E. Latela @LatelaMary October 10, 2016 THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE HEART When Emily was a kindergarten girl, she was happy when her teacher said that for Mother’s Day, they were each going to make a mosaic. She explained … Continue reading

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Enabler

ENABLER By Mary E. Latela, October 1, 2016 In the pop psychology of contemporary society, the enabler is the victim who stays in an abusive relationship. She may not say anything about the betrayal of having a partner who steps … Continue reading

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