Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 23: Hospitality …

There must be always remaining in every man's life some place for the singing of angels -- some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful and by an inherent prerogative, throwing all the rest of life into a new and creative relatedness -- something that gathers up in itself all the freshets of… Continue reading Advent Day 23: Hospitality …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. — Fanny J. Crosby from She Wields a Pen (Blessed Assurance)   Hidden Beauty Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Days of Advent, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: God Comes Uninvited …

Into this world, this demented inn in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ comes uninvited. — Thomas Merton from Raids on the Unspeakable The Arrival A more lowly place of birth could not exist. Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed,… Continue reading Advent Meditation: God Comes Uninvited …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

My earliest memories of creation are primarily of light. They come to me in a kaleidoscope of recollection, of light reflecting off the waters of northern Canadian lakes where I spent time as a boy or of the clarity of the night skies above those same waters. I often would sit mesmerized by the sun's… Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Bear the Light …

Prayers, Seasons

Blessings Of Angels …

May the Angels in their beauty bless you. May they turn toward you streams of blessing. May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart To come alive to the eternal within you, To all the invitations that quietly surround you. May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds Into sources of refreshment. May the Angel… Continue reading Blessings Of Angels …

Quotes

Awakening Is Essential …

Times are difficult globally; awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal. It’s becoming critical. We don’t need to add more depression, more discouragement, or more anger to what’s already here. It’s becoming essential that we learn how to relate sanely with difficult times. The earth seems to be beseeching us to connect with… Continue reading Awakening Is Essential …

Quotes

Touched By An Angel …

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the… Continue reading Touched By An Angel …

Quotes

Saved By Love …

Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. ― Terry Lynn Taylor from Angel Days Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by… Continue reading Saved By Love …