Prayers, Quotes

Loving Kindness: A Prayer for Hope & Healing (Morning Prayer) …

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi Go to the place inside that hurts. The part that’s lonely or sad. Your broken heart. Your bruised ego. The part of you that worries it will always be… Continue reading Loving Kindness: A Prayer for Hope & Healing (Morning Prayer) …

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 …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Home …

A home is not simply a building; it is the shelter around the intimacy of a life. Coming in from the outside world and its rasp of force and usage, you relax and allow yourself to be who you are. The inner walls of a home are threaded with the textures of one's soul, a… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Home …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Sabbath As Resistance …

In our own contemporary context of the rat race of anxiety, the celebration of Sabbath is an act of both resistance and alternative. It is resistance because it is a visible insistence that our lives are not defined by the production and consumption of commodity goods. Such an act of resistance requires enormous intentionality and… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Sabbath As Resistance …

Quotes

May You Allow The Wild Beauty Of The Invisible World To Embrace You …

May you listen to your longing to be free. May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul. May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart that something good is going to happen to you. May you find a harmony between your soul… Continue reading May You Allow The Wild Beauty Of The Invisible World To Embrace You …

Quotes

Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Maybe happiness is not about us, as individuals. Maybe it is not something that arrives into us. Maybe happiness is felt heading out, not in. Maybe happiness is not about what we deserve because we're worth it. Maybe happiness is not about what we can get. Maybe happiness is about what we already have. Maybe… Continue reading Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of… Continue reading Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 04: The Conscious Effort Real Love Requires …

Whether you think about the mind from the perspective of Western psychology or Eastern spirituality or common sense, it’s clear that the mind is wired to find order. Habits make us feel safe. Judgments of those who are different than us make us feel protected. The stories we tell ourselves, really, are part of the… Continue reading Desert Day 04: The Conscious Effort Real Love Requires …

Quotes, Seasons

The Gift of Holy Surprise …

What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as “play” is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously. At any rate the Lord plays and diverts Himself in the garden of His creation, and if we could let go of our own… Continue reading The Gift of Holy Surprise …