Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own.There you can be sureyou are not beyond love.— David Whyte from The House of Belonging (Sweet Darkness)   We risk the life we've known to discover something new . . . The unknown territory will open before us only to the extent… Continue reading Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Hope (Advent Meditation) …

Because when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel — God With Us. — Isaiah 8:10, The Message   Hope and Fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay. Invite one to stay. — Maya Angelou from Sacred Threshold by Paula D'Arcy   A Pilgrimage of Discovery… Continue reading Hope (Advent Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 12: Don’t Hesitate …

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back,… Continue reading Advent Day 12: Don’t Hesitate …

Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Sunset …

Autumn in my part of the world is a season of bounty and beauty. It’s also a season of steady decline—and, for some of us, a slow slide into melancholy. The days become shorter and colder, the trees shed their glory, and summer’s abundance starts to decay toward winter’s death. I’m a professional melancholic, and… Continue reading Autumn Sunset …

Days of Advent, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: God Birthed Grace Upon The Earth …

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people ... — Titus 2:11 Grace call us into a humility that seeks to honor the grace of God to forgive and restore us. Grace calls us into a humility that seeks to honor the multiple relationships throughout our overlapping households or spheres… Continue reading Advent Meditation: God Birthed Grace Upon The Earth …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

The Price (Good Friday Meditation) …

The suffering itself is not so bad; it’s the resentment against suffering that is the real pain. — Allen Ginsberg from The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion   There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations… Continue reading The Price (Good Friday Meditation) …

Poems, Prayers

What Happens When Your Soul Begins To Awaken …

What happens when your soul Begins to awaken Your eyes And your heart And the cells of your body To the great Journey of Love? First there is wonderful laughter And probably precious tears And a hundred sweet promises And those heroic vows No one can ever keep. But still God is delighted and amused… Continue reading What Happens When Your Soul Begins To Awaken …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 36: The Gateway to All Understanding …

The sun turns a key in a lock each day As soon as it crawls out of bed. Light swings open a door And the many kinds of love rush out Onto the infinite green field. Your soul sometimes plays a note Against the Sky's ear that excites The birds and planets. Stay close to… Continue reading Desert Day 36: The Gateway to All Understanding …