Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own.There you can be sureyou are not beyond love.— David Whyte from The House of Belonging (Sweet Darkness)   We risk the life we've known to discover something new . . . The unknown territory will open before us only to the extent… Continue reading Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Media, Quotes

The Ties That Bind Us with Paula D’Arcy and Craig Hella Johnson

As I watch the canyon wren or inspect the improbable flowers blooming in this rocky soil, I hear God saying, 'I will supply your needs.' I guess I cling to people and things because I do not trust that fully enough. I really don't believe that nothing generates with me, and everything begins and ends… Continue reading The Ties That Bind Us with Paula D’Arcy and Craig Hella Johnson

Quotes

To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of… Continue reading To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of Light And let it breathe. — Hafiz from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy   Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a… Continue reading Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Quotes, Seasons

Winter Has A Gift To Give …

Winter here is a demanding season—and not everyone appreciates the discipline. It is a season when death’s victory can seem supreme: few creatures stir, plants do not visibly grow, and nature feels like our enemy. And yet the rigors of winter, like the diminishments of autumn, are accompanied by amazing gifts. One gift is beauty,… Continue reading Winter Has A Gift To Give …

Books

Best Books of 2016 …

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D'Arcy… Continue reading Best Books of 2016 …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 18: Born In A Manger …

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! — Dr. Seuss from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Hidden and Revealed Every year we hear the same stories. Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angels, foreigners - all on different journeys… Continue reading Advent Day 18: Born In A Manger …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is… Continue reading Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 04: Listening For God …

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its… Continue reading Advent Day 04: Listening For God …