Days of Advent, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The One Who Waited (Winter Solstice) …

The watchers of the night, the keepers of the Inner Longing enchanted by music of the skies, hurried on midnight feet and found the One who waited. unlike what they had they expected and surprisingly beautiful, all those night watches, and the deep Inner Longing, now they knew now they knew — Joyce Rupp from… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The One Who Waited (Winter Solstice) …

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 …

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 35: Humility And Contemplation …

Abba Xanthias said, “A dog is better than I am because a dog also has love but, unlike I myself, the dog does not pass judgment.” Abba Sarmatas said: “I prefer a person who has sinned if he knows that he sinned and has repented, over a person who has not sinned and considers himself… Continue reading Desert Day 35: Humility And Contemplation …

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 …

Interreligious, Quotes

Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

I commit to finding moments each day for silence and solitude, to make space for another voice to be heard, and to resist a culture of noise and constant stimulation. I commit to radical acts of hospitality by welcoming the stranger both without and within. I recognize that when I make space inside my heart… Continue reading Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

Prayers, Seasons

For Those Who Have Far to Travel (A Blessing for Epiphany) …

If you could see the journey whole, you might never undertake it, might never dare the first step that propels you from the place you have known toward the place you know not. Call it one of the mercies of the road: that we see it only by stages as it opens before us, as… Continue reading For Those Who Have Far to Travel (A Blessing for Epiphany) …

Prayers, Vocations

Blessing Prayer: May Today There Be Peace Within …

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be… Continue reading Blessing Prayer: May Today There Be Peace Within …

Prayers, Seasons

I Pray for Peace (Christmas Meditation) …

I pray for peace. Peace that passes all understanding. Peace that fills every corner of your home, Ever corner of your heart, Every corner of your life. I pray for comfort. Comfort that comes through the assurance Of God’s great love for you. No matter what, no matter when, no matter why No matter what… Continue reading I Pray for Peace (Christmas Meditation) …