Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. — Isaiah 43:18–19   I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has… Continue reading Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 16: Second Sight …

When we were children, most of us were good friends with mystery. The world was full of it and we loved it. Then as we grew older, we slowly accepted the indoctrination that mystery exists only to be solved. For many of us, mystery became an adversary; unknowing became a weakness. The contemplative spiritual life… Continue reading Advent Day 16: Second Sight …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 11: Oneness With Love …

When wax and wick work best, light and heat are all that’s left. Like a candle, our wick of spirit is encased in our humanity, and when our spirit is touched, we light up until all we know melts and changes shape for the burn of our experience. Repeatedly, our sweat and struggle burns our… Continue reading Advent Day 11: Oneness With Love …

Quotes

To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of… Continue reading To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

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, Seasons

A Prayer In Spring …

There is a time for stillness, for waiting for Christ as he makes his dancing way toward us. And there is a time to be in motion, to set out on a path, knowing that although God is everywhere, and always with us, we sometimes need a journey in order to meet God—and ourselves—anew. —… Continue reading A Prayer In Spring …

Prayers

Blessing Prayer: To Our Daughters …

May your life always be counterpoint to the clamour of the world. May you delight in dancing lightly with life. May you soar on eagles wings.. high above the madness of the world. May you always sing melody in the symphony of your life May you taste.. smell and touch your dreams of a beautiful… Continue reading Blessing Prayer: To Our Daughters …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Seasons

Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

How did they know it was time to push up through the long-wintered soil? How did they know it was the moment to resurrect, while thick layers of stubborn ice still pressed the bleak ground flat? But the tulips knew. They came, rising strongly, a day after the ice died. There's a hope-filled place in… Continue reading Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 36: The Gateway to All Understanding …

The sun turns a key in a lock each day As soon as it crawls out of bed. Light swings open a door And the many kinds of love rush out Onto the infinite green field. Your soul sometimes plays a note Against the Sky's ear that excites The birds and planets. Stay close to… Continue reading Desert Day 36: The Gateway to All Understanding …