Days In The Desert

Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. … Continue reading Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat. Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach. They tie up heavy loads, hard to… Continue reading Desert Day 44: Like The Pharisee …

Prayers

In Difficult Times …

Consoling God, be a source of serenity for me when struggles and difficulties threaten to overwhelm me. God of hope, assure me of your unconditional love when I doubt myself or question the worth of my life. Truth-bringing God, encourage me to embrace you during those times when I get lost in the lies of… Continue reading In Difficult Times …

Prayers

God Of New Creating …

God of new creating, who beckons us to the dance of birthing and sustains us in our laboring, hear this prayer: From fear of the unknown deliver me. From doubts of my creativity deliver me. From ridicule by those around me deliver me. From my excuses about my abilities, my age, my education, my looks,… Continue reading God Of New Creating …

Quotes, Seasons

The Eternal Birth (Christmas Meditation) …

God came to us because he wanted to join us on the road, to listen to our story, and to help us realize that we are not walking in circles but moving towards the house of peace and joy.  This is the great mystery of Christmas that continues to give us comfort and consolation: we… Continue reading The Eternal Birth (Christmas Meditation) …

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 …

Interreligious, Quotes

Follow Your Bliss and Your Doubts: An Open Letter to 2012 Graduates …

An excerpt from a post by Rev. Brian Kirk on Patheos on May 16, 2012.  Read full post here ... As you walk the unexplored path ahead, hold tight to your bliss, be open to taking some unplanned detours, and make some room for doubt and uncertainty ... 1.  Make Room for What Matters Perhaps mythologist Joseph… Continue reading Follow Your Bliss and Your Doubts: An Open Letter to 2012 Graduates …

Prayers

Prayer for Wisdom And Joy …

Welcoming God, help me to know that my security is in you alone, that life here is not a bowl of cherries but also comes with the pits, that it is a mixture of tears and laughter, sorrow and joy, celebration and mourning.  Give me the grace to remember that my life is an unearned… Continue reading Prayer for Wisdom And Joy …