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) …

Prayers, Quotes

Different Paths …

I add my breath to your breath that our days may be long on the Earth, that the days of our people may be long, that we shall be as one person, that we may finish our road together. — Prayer of the Laguna Pueblo people from World as Lover, World as Self   We… Continue reading Different Paths …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Mary said, “behold, I am the servant of the Lord ... " — Luke 1:38 At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern. — Mother Teresa from Love: A Fruit Always in Season God Among… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Poems, Seasons

Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

I am filled time and again with a heart-aching wonder when I think of the fire and frost of memories of the everlastingness of love the solace of family and the power of prayer. — Sanober Khan from Turquoise Silence   Ordinary happiness depends on happenstance. Joy is that extraordinary happiness that is independent of… Continue reading Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

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 …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Day 17: Peace Be With You …

Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty. — Oscar Romero from… Continue reading Advent Day 17: Peace Be With You …

Media, Quotes

A Good Day (Gratitude & Joy) …

There is a wave of gratefulness because people are becoming aware how important this is and how this can change our world. It can change our world in immensely important ways, because if you're grateful, you're not fearful, and if you're not fearful, you're not violent. If you're grateful, you act out of a sense… Continue reading A Good Day (Gratitude & Joy) …