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Erie Chapman Foundation
Nashville, Tennessee
Immediate past president of the Baptist Healing Trust (Healing Trust), Nashville.
Interests: The Erie Chapman Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance Radical Loving Care & healing in charities including hospitals, hospices & other charities & through the arts.
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The well-matched pair that dwells in Love's rest discovers her greatest gift is not found in rainbows but in the white light that holds all colors. Inside that light they learn they are stronger than they think they are. Continue reading
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A woman with a scarf over her head hoists her six year old up onto the first step of the school bus. “Good-bye,” she says. A father on the phone with his freshman son has just finished bawling him out for this poor grades. There is mostly silence at the... Continue reading
How lucky I am to have such a kind, caring and eloquent cousin. Thank you as well for encouraging greater understanding of mental health issues. Very grateful to you, Terry.
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We owe deep gratitude to those who care for the "crazy." It is taxing, often confusing & can be as depressing as the disease itself. Continue reading
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Note: Guest Reflection by Terry Chapman PhD I’m sure you’ve seen the video of a jet plane in trouble as the oxygen masks drop to the terrified passengers below? Giving yourself oxygen first before giving it to kids or other needy folks is plain common sense: you will not be... Continue reading
Thank you so much, Todd. Grateful to you for seeing how work across many areas allows the chance to integrate all to inform each endeavor. We can (and often do not) bring ALL of who we are to every endeavor.
What a spectacularly kind and wonderful post and comment and . how humbling to see this. You and Liz have certainly made my birthday. What an incredibly kind (and unexpected) tribute this is!!
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"A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words. This may sound easy. It isn’t." "A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or... Continue reading
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Sorry to be slow responding here, Liz.I love this poem and always love your art. "... hope that has breath and a beating heart,..." What a lovely way for Jan to write this. Thank you, Liz.
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Anais Nin wrote, "We do not see things as they are./We see them as we are." Why do you & I see the identical picture in different ways & thus experience different feelings? Continue reading
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“Everywhere I looked, hope existed - but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle. It was a theological concept, not a spiritual practice. Hope, I began to realize, was not a state of life. It was at best a gift of life.” ― Joan Chittister... Continue reading
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A 1974 bank robbery serves triggers discussion crimes that are worse than breaking written laws. Continue reading
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“The only way to become whole is to put our arms lovingly around everything we’ve shown ourselves to be: self-serving and generous, spiteful and compassionate, cowardly and courageous, treacherous and trustworthy. We must be able to say to ourselves and to the world at large, ‘I am all of the... Continue reading
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By reimagining our life stories we can disarm Fear. Bullies that terrorized & betrayers who disappointed can become the scared beings who found no other way to act. New stories can light our way across Fear's bridge to Love's lake, home to the only water that can heal. Continue reading
Thank you so much for sharing Star's kind light with us, Liz. What a gift she must be to all her experience her present and how lucky to have such a sweet granddaughter! Special thanks, as well, for the lines for Mr. Rogers himself including, "If we receive what somebody gives us in a graceful way we've given that person a wonderful gift” False modesty causes to many of us to deflect compliments. Thus, the gift is stolen from both.
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"When I walk outside the studio and a child comes up and gives me a hug… I know that is the field I want to be growing in. It’s not the fancy people in this world who seem to nourish my soul- I want to learn how to be the... Continue reading
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For our lives to matter you & I must believe we are people of value in a culture of meaning. "There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see..."-William Stafford Continue reading
Such a gorgeous sharing, LIz. Thank you, Very grateful for the way you picked up the thread of this idea and wove it into something so beautiful. That is the gift you have passed along from her to you to us. (and I wonder if that baby book has been filled with the kind of memories that will keep the gift going into the hands of grandchildren?:-)
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As I read Erie Chapman’s meaningful reflection this week it sparked and rekindled a cherished memory. I recall caring for a kind and gentle woman who I shall call Helen. She accompanies me on my life’s journey. The beauty of home care is that when you cross the threshold into... Continue reading
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Imagine a friend spending one of her final hours buying you a gift. Opened, it may soon end up in the closet of the forgotten. Wrapped it may become, as here, unique, sacred & a holy expression of one of Love's sweeter mysteries. Continue reading
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Note: Guest reflection by the fabulous Terry Chapman PhD. To be at one with oneself should be a primary life goal. But getting to that point in one’s life journey requires the courage to keep moving toward a more integrated life, built gradually over time, by engaging in genuinely unique... Continue reading
Thank you so much, Teresa
A triple gift with your writing, your art work & Maya's "rainbows in the clouds." Thank you, Liz.