Days of Advent, Seasons

Dwell In Possibility (Christmas Meditation) …

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they… Continue reading Dwell In Possibility (Christmas Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Peace (Advent Meditation) …

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. —Matthew 5:9   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   Peace is not just about the… Continue reading Peace (Advent Meditation) …

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, 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 …

Media, Quotes

Love Recognizes No Barriers …

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou from her Facebook Page (January 11, 2013)   God's Children For here on either side of the wall are God’s children and no man-made barrier can obliterate that fact. Whether it be East or West,… Continue reading Love Recognizes No Barriers …

Poems, Quotes

Love Is Why We Have Hope …

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. — Wendell Berry from Hannah Coulter   Notes On Hope The news of late has captured the fever dream of modern life: everything exploding,… Continue reading Love Is Why We Have Hope …

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 …

Prayers, Quotes

Courage: The Most Important Virtue …

There's a long road of suffering ahead of you. But don't lose courage. You've already escaped the gravest danger: selection. So now, muster your strength, and don't lose heart. We shall all see the day of liberation. Have faith in life. Above all else, have faith. Drive out despair, and you will keep death away… Continue reading Courage: The Most Important Virtue …

Quotes

I Have Decided To Love …

I’m concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood and sisterhood; I’m concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t… Continue reading I Have Decided To Love …