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, 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 of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Continue Being Grateful …

... Now more than ever you can be generous toward each day that comes, young, to disappear forever, and yet remain unaging in the mind. Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away. — Wendell Berry from Sabbaths – 1993 Generosity does not require material abundance. When I think back on the many… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Continue Being Grateful …

Prayers, Reflections

I Said A Prayer For You …

I just want to express my sincere gratitude to all those the contributed to making this website ad-free! WordPress advertisements were becoming increasingly intrusive and I am not currently in a position to be able to pay for an account upgrade. I am deeply grateful to all those who made the contributions which have now allowed… Continue reading I Said A Prayer For You …

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, Quotes

Desert Day 43: On Coming Home …

In the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), there are two sons: the younger son, who runs away from home to an alien country, and the older son, who stays home to do his duty.  The younger son dissipates himself with alcohol and sex; the older son alienates himself by working hard and dutifully… Continue reading Desert Day 43: On Coming Home …

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, Quotes

Desert Day 39: Love and Even More Love …

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. — Albert Schweitzer from Returning: A Spiritual Journey   Even the best of human love is filled with self-seeking. To work… Continue reading Desert Day 39: Love and Even More Love …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 12: Where The Breath Begins …

The Spirit of God breathes everywhere within you, just as in the beginning, filling light place and dark…green earth and dry…. God’s love grows, fullness upon fullness, where you crumble enough to give what is most dear. Your earth. — Joan Sauro from Whole Earth Meditation The Landscape Jesus was led up by the Spirit into… Continue reading Desert Day 12: Where The Breath Begins …