Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming. — Rumi from A Year With Rumi   I believe the world we want to inhabit is emerging — one life, one conversation, and one community at a time. — Krista Tippett from The On Being Project   Hope begins in the dark:… Continue reading Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. — Fanny J. Crosby from She Wields a Pen (Blessed Assurance)   Hidden Beauty Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Take Refuge In Silence …

You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back. Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through. —John O'Donohue from To Bless the Space Between Us   Be Still The ancient psalmist plucked his strings and sang a sentence sprung from… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Take Refuge In Silence …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …

Quiet me within, Clothe my body in peacefulness, That your Word Once again may take flesh – This time, within me – As it did in holy Mary, Long Advent days ago. — Edward Hays from Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim   The Growing Edge Look well to the growing edge! All around us worlds… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Threshold Of Winter …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Magnificent Refuge …

Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present. ― Edward Hays from A Pilgrim’s Almanac God Is Everywhere There is a time for stillness, for waiting for Christ as he makes his dancing way toward us. And there is a time… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Magnificent Refuge …

Days of Advent, Reflections, Seasons

Advent Meditations: Preparing for Christmas 2018 …

Advent Daily Meditations are back on In Silence Waits in 2018.  I will be posting a short daily meditation starting on December 1.  I look forward to sharing my advent journey with you again this year. I have received a few comments regarding the increasingly intrusive advertisements that WordPress has been posting on this site. At… Continue reading Advent Meditations: Preparing for Christmas 2018 …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Seasons

Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …

As you light a candle: Listen, all you seeds in the Earth, buried in your dark Earthen tombs, as this flame of my spring candle penetrates the darkness, may your young tender stems pierce the Earth to dance in wind and rain just as this flame, like a tiny sun, now dances before me. Father… Continue reading Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 27: The Gift of Christmas …

The American Declaration of Independence says we have an "unalienable right" to the pursuit of happiness.  God created us to be happy and joyful "in this world and the next," and Jesus says the same several times in John 14- 17.  The only difference between the two is that any happiness that is demanded from… Continue reading Advent Day 27: The Gift of Christmas …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 24: Alpha and Omega …

I am making the whole of creation new. . . . It will come true. . . . It is already done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. — Revelation 21:5-6 Is this Jesus of Nazareth speaking here or Someone Else? Whoever it is, is offering an optimistic arc… Continue reading Advent Day 24: Alpha and Omega …