Poems, Quotes

No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens the hearts, that allows us to love them in new ways.— Tom Attig from The Heart of Grief   Heavy… Continue reading No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Don’t you see how everything that happens is again and again a beginning, and couldn’t it be His beginning, since, in itself, starting is always so beautiful? ... these very days of your transition are perhaps the time when everything in you is working at Him, as you once worked at Him in your childhood,… Continue reading Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Quotes, Seasons

The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

But for me, winter has an even greater gift to give. It comes when the sky is clear, the sun is brilliant, the trees are bare, and first snow is yet to come. It is the gift of utter clarity. In winter, one can walk into woods that had been opaque with summer growth only… Continue reading The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

To look at the last great self-portraits of Rembrandt or to read Pascal or hear Bach's B-minor Mass is to know beyond the need for further evidence that if God is anywhere, he is with them, as he is also with the man behind the meat counter, the woman who scrubs floors at Roosevelt Memorial,… Continue reading God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

Quotes

The Tree That Survived The Winter …

The tree awakened earlier than usual one morning and stretched her arms toward the horizon as if to invite the early rays of dawn into her world. She shivered with delight, wiggling her roots in the muddy earth, which had only recently yielded its frozen hardness. She sensed something was different. Her roots seemed to… Continue reading The Tree That Survived The Winter …

Prayers

A Prayer for All Women on Mother’s Day …

I want you to know I’m praying for you if you are like Tamar, struggling with infertility, or a miscarriage. I want you to know that I’m praying for you if you are like Rachel, counting the women among your family and friends who year by year and month by month get pregnant, while you… Continue reading A Prayer for All Women on Mother’s Day …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. ― Jean Vanier from Becoming Human https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to… Continue reading Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

Interreligious, Quotes

Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan   When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks… Continue reading Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

Quotes

We Are All Wounded People …

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others. — Brennan Manning from Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging   Wounding… Continue reading We Are All Wounded People …