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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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You know that none of the important stuff can be caught. Chasing Love is a Fool's race. Continue reading
SPECTACULAR, Liz. Equally entertaining is the serious look on your face - as if you are worried the U.S. will never catch up:-) Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!!
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If compassion can be delivered by a robot can love survive? Continue reading
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Happy to Be "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." ―Oscar Wilde I thought I might bring a little levity and light heartedness into your day. In case you are wondering, this is me at age three and I think I was quite in awe of my... Continue reading
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Want to see with sacred eyes? Look at this picture for a full minute. Better yet, try ten. You will be surprised. Continue reading
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In times of sudden danger most people call out, "O my God!" Why would they keep doing this if it didn't help? Only a fool keeps going back where nothing happens. The whole world lives within a safeguarding, fish inside waves, birds held in the sky, the elephant, the wolf,... Continue reading
"On cloudy and rainy days when the suns rays are obstructed from view, sunflowers will turn towards one another..." What a marvelous metaphor. Thank you, Liz. And thank you Bobbye Terry. You have brought us warmth and light by the way you have turned toward each other!
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Memory matters. It informs culture & the leaders who shape it. But no patient entering the ER ever asks, "Have you got enough executives here?" Continue reading
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I have heard it said that sunflowers turn toward the position of the sun. On cloudy and rainy days when the suns rays are obstructed from view, sunflowers will turn towards one another, perhaps to share the warmth of their energy. What a beautiful thought to contemplate. In essence, all... Continue reading
Thank YOU, dear Judy. I miss you. None of us "own" Riverside but we certainly own our memories. And YOU are one of the happiest
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Value yourself so you can to value others. Success lives in recognizing that no boss, spouse, lover or company can take your self worth. That is one thing we truly own. Continue reading
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Today I offer you a short video reflection called, “You Are Perfect as You Are” by Anna Galon and Green Resistance. It is so worthwile so I hope you will pause long enough to experience this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t2bJA4JMO8 For Further Contemplation: How do you feel when you are in nature? Do... Continue reading
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We are honored to offer the following guest post by Dr. Terry Chapman: At this time of the year-summer-our thoughts and energy turn outward to the splendors of planet Earth. Our spirits get revived as we walk, run, swim, fish, golf, and often regain our youthful love of life! But... Continue reading
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If a caregiver is only in it for money you are unlikely to experience their best. No amount of money can fill the void created when a caregiver decides "the rabbit is fake." Continue reading
What a completely beautiful and lovely way to frame this ancient question. Thank you for bringing this to us, Liz. And thank you for sharing the gorgeous image of two beings to whom YOU are famous: Starling and Chase. I suppose we are supposed to say "I don't want to be FAMOUS for anything" because seeking fame is vain. That's why I like thinking of leaving a legacy not of doing anything spectacular but for pouring every ounce of my being into doing the best I could do.
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Famous The river is famous to the fish. The loud voice is famous to silence, which knew it would inherit the earth before anybody said so. The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds watching him from the birdhouse. The tear is famous, briefly, to the cheek.... Continue reading
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This pearl necklace of words begins: If love doesn’t prevail,/ who wants to live in this world?/ Are you listening? - Li-Young Lee Continue reading
"When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own." What a clear and powerful affirmation of the role and power of encouragement. Thank you, Liz! The delightful of your two sweet boys says so much about this subject. Your consistent, loving encouragement to them as their mother has helped them over so many thresholds. Thank you for this beautiful post.
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When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. There are times of great uncertainty in every life. Left alone at such a time, you feel dishevelment and confusion like gravity. When a friend comes with words of encouragement,... Continue reading
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“The longer we live/The more of your presence/ We, find laid down, Weave upon weave/Within our lives.” -John O’ Donohue As Father’s Day approaches images surface; weaving's of our fathers lives intertwined with ours; yours and mine, of fathers beloved, of those who went missing and of the generous souls... Continue reading
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When do we know we have climbed enough stairs & it is time to rest? Michelangelo answered with his last words. "I am still learning," Continue reading
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If I could talk to myself twenty years ago, I would tell myself to focus on my strengths, and not on my weaknesses; on the things I could do and not the things I couldn’t do; to strive to excel and hone those skills to the point of excellence. That... Continue reading
"Sacred Rage" is, along with your artwork, a powerful way to introduce you message of peace, safety & love, Liz. Thank you for standing strong and eloquent on this vital issue!
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How often have we gone along to get ahead & felt pieces of our souls breaking off & floating away? Continue reading
Thank YOU, Liz. Yes. It is a strange phenomenon when such obvious truths are ignored.