If you could see
the journey whole,
you might never
might never dare
the first step
that propels you
from the place
you have known
toward the place
you know not. Continue reading “For Those Who Have Far to Travel (A Blessing for Epiphany) …”
“The light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 5) I love the confident note of hope this verse sounds. On the one hand, it is the declaration of a state of fact: light is stronger than darkness. At the same time, it is also a promise: even when it seems otherwise – and even the briefest scan of the headlines can make it seem otherwise – yet the light continues to shine and the darkness has neither overcome nor understood it … Continue reading “The Work Of Christmas (New Years Meditation) …”
Daily meditation resources can be a helpful way to spending time in quiet contemplation everyday. Because we are all different and because each of us has a unique relationship with God, no one method will work for everyone. Below are a selection of books and online resources to help you along the path. Experiment until you find the time of day and format that helps you the most.
It is important to remember as you try to grow closer to God is that God is already reaching out to you. God is the one who gives you the desire to grow, and God wants you to grow. You just keep showing up, even when you don’t particularly feel holy or loving or centered. And you can trust that if you do so, God will show up, too.
A Prayer for Daily Insight
Open my eyes, God. Help me to perceive what I have ignored, to uncover what I have forgotten, to find what I have been searching for. Remind me that I don’t have to journey far to discover something new, for miracles surround me, blessings and holiness abound. And You are near.
― Naomi Levy from Talking to God: Personal Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness, Struggle, and Celebration
Continue reading “Daily Meditation – Online Resources, Books and Kindle eBooks …”
What is giving me life?
What is saving my life?
What does it mean to be human?
— Barbara Brown Taylor (adapted from Super Soul Sunday Conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Season 5, Episode 522 | Aired on 11/09/14)
This Is Your Life
I was in Europe leading a retreat in a lush vineyard on an Italian hillside. Each morning the men and women attending the retreat gathered outside on the grass in a circle and repeated the simple words that a young man was teaching: Continue reading “Questions That Have No Right to Go Away (New Year’s Meditation) …”
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, Continue reading “I Hope That In This Year To Come, You Make Mistakes …”
All throughout these months
as the shadows
this blessing has been
this night. Continue reading “Blessing For The Longest Night …”
… every moment is a new beginning, every handshake a promise. I know that every quest implicates the other, just as every word can become prayer. If life is not a celebration, why remember it? Continue reading “New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …”