Prayers, Quotes

Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easyanswers, and begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mysteryand paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes andconsequences that are inherent in each experience—to appreciate the factthat life is complex. — M. Scott Peck from The Road Less… Continue reading Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

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) …

Poems, Quotes

Heal The World Through Joy …

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ… Continue reading Heal The World Through Joy …

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, Quotes

Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. ― Jean Vanier from Becoming Human https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to… Continue reading Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 05: Why God Makes Us Wait …

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven ... — Ecclesiastes 3:1   The entire life of a good Christian is an exercise in holy desire. You do not see what you long for, but the very act of desiring prepares you, so that when God… Continue reading Desert Day 05: Why God Makes Us Wait …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer Against Anxiety and Depression …

Lord, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love. Bless us with your strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to You, we shall… Continue reading Prayer Against Anxiety and Depression …