Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

In our joy, we think we hear a whisper. At first it is too soft. Then only half heard. We listen carefully as it gathers strength. We hear a sweetness. The word is Peace. — Maya Angelou from Amazing Peace   Mercy & Love I came across a quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux: “The God… Continue reading Advent Day 10: For Mercy’s Sake …

Books, Days of Advent, Seasons

Guide to Advent 2019 – Daily Meditations …

Advent Daily Meditations are returning on In Silence Waits this year!  I will be posting a short daily meditation starting on the first day of December 2019 through to Christmas day. The theme for this year's meditations is "comfort and joy".  I look forward to sharing my advent journey with you.   We don’t have… Continue reading Guide to Advent 2019 – Daily Meditations …

Quotes, Seasons

A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all ... — Emily Dickinson, "'Hope' is the Thing with Feathers" from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson   The woods is shining this morning. Red, gold and green,… Continue reading A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

Prayers, Seasons

He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

You have risen!You have removed the stone that blocks the springs of life and hope.With your loving hands you have embraced us and our fragile world.You walk with us on every road we travel, you sit at every table where we gather.You have risen!Stay with us too, as you did with the Emmaus disciples.In times… Continue reading He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

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: Everybody Can Serve …

Mary said, “behold, I am the servant of the Lord ... " — Luke 1:38 At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern. — Mother Teresa from Love: A Fruit Always in Season God Among… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Poems, Seasons

Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life. Lure me into elation. Revive my silent hope. Coax my dormant dreams. Raise up my neglected gratitude. Entice my tired enthusiasm. Give life to my faltering relationships. Roll back the stone of my indifference. Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life. Impart heartiness in… Continue reading Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

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) …

Quotes, Vocations

My Journey to Wisdom …

Once upon a time a child of happiness danced upon the land, knew friendship with the earth and celebrated life with her love of solitude and simple things. She grew into a young woman, whose vision of self was clouded, clothed with the complexities of insecurity and the necessity of leaving the hallowed womb of… Continue reading My Journey to Wisdom …