Books, Days of Advent, Seasons

Guide to Advent 2019 – Daily Meditations …

Advent Daily Meditations are returning on In Silence Waits this year!  I will be posting a short daily meditation starting on the first day of December 2019 through to Christmas day. The theme for this year's meditations is "comfort and joy".  I look forward to sharing my advent journey with you.   We don’t have… Continue reading Guide to Advent 2019 – Daily Meditations …

Books

Best Books of 2016 …

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D'Arcy… Continue reading Best Books of 2016 …

Media

The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within (Book Recommendation)

Kindle ebook is $4.99 on Amazon.com for a limited time. The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within (Kindle Edition) by Christine Valters Paintner The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an… Continue reading The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within (Book Recommendation)

Quotes, Seasons

The Gift of Holy Surprise …

What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as “play” is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously. At any rate the Lord plays and diverts Himself in the garden of His creation, and if we could let go of our own… Continue reading The Gift of Holy Surprise …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

A Different Kind of Fast …

The kind of fast drawing me this season isn’t leaving behind of treats like chocolate or other pleasures. This season I am being invited to fast from things like “ego-grasping” and noticing when I so desperately want to be in control, and then yielding myself to a greater wisdom than my own. I am called to… Continue reading A Different Kind of Fast …

Interreligious, Quotes

Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

I commit to finding moments each day for silence and solitude, to make space for another voice to be heard, and to resist a culture of noise and constant stimulation. I commit to radical acts of hospitality by welcoming the stranger both without and within. I recognize that when I make space inside my heart… Continue reading Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

Quotes

Eyes of the Heart: Photography as Contemplative Practice …

But what we do know, from our own experience and the experience of history, is that photographs can change the course of things, turn one’s head, alter one’s thoughts, enlighten one’s darkness. To shoot with that awareness, to know our images, made of light, can contribute light—that is the true joy of photography. — Jan… Continue reading Eyes of the Heart: Photography as Contemplative Practice …

Paris-Chartres 2015, Quotes

Seeing the World Anew …

... When we rush from thing to thing, never pausing, never allowing space, we see only what we expect to find. We see to grasp at the information we need. We see the stereotypes embedded in our minds. We miss the opportunity to see beyond what we want. We walk by a thousand ordinary revelations… Continue reading Seeing the World Anew …

Quotes

Silence Is The Fullness, Not Emptiness …

Silence is never merely the cessation of words. . . . Rather it is the pause that holds together —  indeed, it makes sense of — all the words, both spoken and unspoken. Silence is the glue that connects our attitudes and our actions. Silence is the fullness, not emptiness; it is not absence, but… Continue reading Silence Is The Fullness, Not Emptiness …