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Angie Witmer
Des Moines, Iowa.
Minister. Integral Developmental Coach. Enneagram Teacher. Brain-Based Educator. Creator of "a-ha" moments.
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Grief is often thought of around the topic of death...but let's face it. Grief is everywhere, everyday. Grief even happens when we get what we want--because anytime something changes, there is a loss. And when there is a loss, there... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at A+ha.
Virtue. It's a word we don't use much anymore. At least I don't. I talk about resolutions, transformation, and values--but virtue? Hmmm...honestly I hadn't given much thought to this subject until I heard Krista Tippett speak last night. Virtues are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at A+ha.
The calendar this morning reminds me that it's been a little over a week since Easter Sunday. The sugar hangover is (almost) gone. The eggs have been turned into egg salad. The plastic grass and the stuffed bunnies are packed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at A+ha.
Twitter. Facebook. Pinterest. Linked In....all ways that we connect with each other in a virtual way, sharing our interests, our stories, our lives with each other. And they work. To an extent. The truth is, though, we need personal, face-to-face... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at A+ha.
"I Praise You for this Resurrection Madness" (Ted Loder) Lord of such amazing surprises to put a catch in my breath and wings on my heart, I praise you for this joy, too great for words, but not for tears... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at A+ha.
Be. Be still. Be still and know. Be still and know that... Be still and know that I am God. Today is a day of stillness. Silence. Waiting. Listening. Being. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at A+ha.
Annie Lamott writes, “I hate it that you can’t prove the beliefs of my faith. If I were God, I’d have the answers at the end of the workbook, so you could check as you went along, to see if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at A+ha.
It's another word for 'command.' I guess Maundy Thursday sounds more intriguing than Command Thursday but the message is the same: live your life in love. Love wins. Love one another. Love God. Love yourself. That's what it all boils... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at A+ha.
It's Holy Week, y'all. Honestly, this is my favorite week of the year--it's intense, it's focused, it's full of ritual and story. OK I admit that all of life can be intense, focused, full of ritual and story if we're... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at A+ha.
Mary Oliver says it this way: Everyone should be born into this world happy and loving everything. But in truth it rarely works that way. For myself, I have spent my life clamoring toward it. Halleluiah, anyway I'm not where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at A+ha.
(you never know what you're going to find when you slow down enough to be present...) Walking the dog through the cemetery in the morning is more than exercise. It's a spiritual practice. On these early morning strolls I become... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at A+ha.
Raking. Raking. Raking. Raking. I am amazed at how many leaves there are in my little yard. Just when I think I'm done raking...there are more leaves to rake and bag and haul to the curb. Same thing with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at A+ha.
I love Gillian Welch's voice. And David Rawlings is insanely talented on the guitar. And their cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Go Ask Alice" rocks on. So I thought I'd share. Happy Thursday. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at A+ha.
It's the first weekend of Lent. Wilderness time. Listening and looking for God. Listening and looking for ourselves. Here's a poem to remind us of the journey that lies ahead and the miracle of life that lies on the other... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at A+ha.
(photo from the Cairo airport--I like "minding my step" much better than "watching my step") "SET IT DOWN!" That had to be the best advice I received while in Egypt. Technically, I guess I wasn't in Egypt yet--I was in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at A+ha.
So...yesterday I posted that I often get distracted. I forget why I enter a room (was it to find my carkeys? pick up a book?) and even why I log onto the internet (to check e-mail? research a topic? stalk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at A+ha.
It used to be that I would walk into a room and forget why I had entered that room: was it because I was looking for my keys? Or a book? It was frustrating. Now, though, I get online with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at A+ha.
(the view at a restaurant two blocks from my house the day before the 2012 Iowa Caucus) The question on the street right now is: Why does Iowa get to have the "first in the nation" status with the Iowa... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at A+ha.
Love. Laughter. Tears. Joy. Happiness. Frustration. Broken dreams. Surprises. Holy moments. 2011 was full of them. 2012 will be too. What are you most thankful for from the year that is ending? And how will you show up for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at A+ha.
"And the Word became flesh..." Yup. It did. God came into the world to show everybody what Love really looks like. God still comes into the world, you know. Every day. In people like you and me. It didn't just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at A+ha.
So: what if this whole Christmas "thing" is true? What if this is more than a good story...what if God really did come into the world as a human being at one point in time...and what if God continually comes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at A+ha.
You are the sun in drag. You are God hiding from yourself. Remove all the “mine” – that is the veil. Why ever worry about Anything? Listen to what your friend Hafiz Knows for certain: The appearance of this world... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at A+ha.
The light shines in the darkness...and the darkness could not overcome it. (John 1:5) We are all made of light. Just a reminder. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at A+ha.
I was listening to Christmas music on an early run this morning and heard the familiar tune and words: "Sing choirs of angels, sing in exaltation..." I stopped for a moment--right in the middle of the street--and wondered what that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at A+ha.
Buddy got his stitches out this morning and thinks that life should be back to normal. He is ready to run and play and head up the stairs to sleep in the bedroom again. The thing is: his leg is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at A+ha.