Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

You have an idea of what the new country looks like. Still, you are very much at home, although not truly at peace, in the old country. You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you… Continue reading Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

Prayers

Prayer For When A Loved One Comes Out To You As LGBTQ+ …

All-Knowing God, A loved one has just trusted me with a piece of their identity, and I’m not sure how to feel. Perhaps in the past I have simply accepted what so many say, that the Bible argues against those are proudly LGBTQ+, without ever considering how accepting that notion as fact might affect someone… Continue reading Prayer For When A Loved One Comes Out To You As LGBTQ+ …

Quotes

The Gift of Uncertainty …

Excerpt from "The Gift of Uncertainty" by Tom Morris that was originally posted on Huffington Post on February 16, 2012:   Many people have told me recently that the most unsettling thing about the world right now is the amount and degree of uncertainty we all face in so many ways. A thick fog surrounds us… Continue reading The Gift of Uncertainty …

Poems, Quotes

There Is A Homelessness …

There is a homelessness, never to be clearly defined. It is more than having no place of one’s own, no bed or chair. It is more than walking in a waste of wind, or gleaning the crumbs where someone else has dined, or taking a coin for food or clothes to wear. The loan of… Continue reading There Is A Homelessness …

Prayers, Seasons

The Easter Challenge …

Every year it happens: earth shakes her sleepy head, still a bit wintered and dull, and feels new life stirring. Every year cocoons give up their treasures, fresh shoots push through brown leaves, seemingly dead branches shine with green, and singing birds find their way home. Every year we hear the stories: empty tomb, surprised… Continue reading The Easter Challenge …