Poem in Which Jesus Christ Sprains His Knee Fishing in Bethsaida

Poem in Which Jesus Christ Sprains His Knee Fishing in Bethsaida

by Renee Long March 12, 2019

He twists it good, too. He wasn’t paying sharp attention to the angle of his foot / As he pulled the boat to shore. He pins his foot beneath the hull, moves his /Hips the wrong way, the knee slips. Down he goes...

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How to Love Your Ugly Feet

How to Love Your Ugly Feet

by Renee Long November 06, 2018 5 Comments

Against your white wood ceiling, your feet and ankles framed in the dark denim, there’s a little beauty. This is strange because your feet are the last thing on your body you’d acknowledge as beautiful....they tell you, We carry you. We will keep carrying you.

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Reconciling Humility and Self-Worth in the Age of Ego

Reconciling Humility and Self-Worth in the Age of Ego

by Renee Long August 07, 2018 2 Comments

The light you will gather and spread in this world is uniquely tinted, and if you choose not to shine this light, in the words of the great Martha Graham, it would be lost to all of us. You are a child of creation. Shine what you have, and be brave.

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Again and Again

Again and Again

by Renee Long May 15, 2018 3 Comments

One breath. One coin. One baby step. Again and again and again until we turn our heads and see a thousand steps in our rearview––until we see how we’ve changed...It's okay. Tomorrow, we begin again.

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Suffering: Whispers in the Noise

Suffering: Whispers in the Noise

by Renee Long September 07, 2017 1 Comment

I’m praying for the hurting, yes. I’m praying for the recovery and grace and light to flood where water and fire and pain and evil have raged. But I’m also praying to use my body and my voice better, for my feet to carry me where I can help.

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Minimalism, Mindfulness, and Movement

Minimalism, Mindfulness, and Movement

by Renee Long June 01, 2017

Twice in the last five years, I moved across the country. The first time was from Florida to Portland, Oregon. The next time, and most recently, from Portland to San Diego. Both times, I sold my things and packed only what I could fit in my Suzuki. Both times were a burning cleanse.    

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5 Favorite Blog Posts to Revisit in 2017

5 Favorite Blog Posts to Revisit in 2017

by Renee Long January 14, 2017

As the Ruminate blog editor, I get to read a lot of exceptional work, but in the New Year, I find it important to pause and revisit my favorite pieces of writing. With so many beautiful articles, it's difficult to narrow down my favorite Ruminate blog posts. 

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How Blogging Saves My Life

How Blogging Saves My Life

by Renee Long July 07, 2016 1 Comment

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The Mindfulness of Winter Trees

The Mindfulness of Winter Trees

by Renee Long February 12, 2016

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5 Reasons to Support (and Save!) Ruminate

5 Reasons to Support (and Save!) Ruminate

by Renee Long October 28, 2015

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5 Ruminate Blog Posts to Revisit this Summer

5 Ruminate Blog Posts to Revisit this Summer

by Renee Long July 21, 2015

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Brian Doyle: Works with Soul

Brian Doyle: Works with Soul

by Renee Long June 02, 2015 1 Comment

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