The Work Of Christmas (New Years Meditation) …

“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 – Online Resources, Books and Kindle eBooks …

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.
Amen.
― 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 …”

Questions That Have No Right to Go Away (New Year’s Meditation) …

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) …”