Quotes, Seasons

Something Infinitely Richer (New Year’s Meditation) …

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws but for potential.― Ellen Goodman   Interruption Is God’s… Continue reading Something Infinitely Richer (New Year’s Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Dawn’s Altar (New Year’s Meditation) …

I place on the altar of dawn: The quiet loyalty of breath, The tent of thought where I shelter, Waves of desire I am shore to And all beauty drawn to the eye. May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of… Continue reading Dawn’s Altar (New Year’s Meditation) …

Books

Book Recommendation: Places of Light

This book was written by two people I met while on a pilgrimage to Paris-Chartres in 2015. Places of Light: The Gift of Cathedrals to the World Embark on a pilgrimage through the great cathedrals of the world. Gernot Candolini and Jennifer Brandon invite readers to experience some of the exemplary cathedrals of Europe and… Continue reading Book Recommendation: Places of Light

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Hope Nonetheless …

Hoping against hope, he believed. —Romans 4:18 Hope nonetheless. Hope despite. Hope regardless. Hope still. Hope where we had ceased to hope. Hope amid what threatens hope. Hope with those who feed our hope. Hope beyond what we had hoped. Hope that draws us past our limits. Hope that defies expectations. Hope that questions what… Continue reading Hope Nonetheless …

Quotes

Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

How far I have to go to find you in whom I have already arrived! — Thomas Merton   Wayside Shrines The difference between a labyrinth and a maze is that a labyrinth has no dead ends. The famed eleven-circuit labyrinth inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France has just one path, which… Continue reading Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Believe There Is Good In The World (Christmas Meditation) …

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their… Continue reading Believe There Is Good In The World (Christmas Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. — 1 John 4:7-8, 12.   We are made of the sky's cloth and every thing is soul and flowering! I open… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Finding God …

Days of Advent, Poems, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Walk Straight …

Pathmaker, your footsteps are the path and nothing more; pathmaker, there is no path, you make the path by walking. — Antonio Machado from Caminante No Hay Camino Walk Straight There are wild things just beyond the creche. Pry loose an Advent candle from its round wreath and walk straight past the doe-eyed virgin, deeper… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Walk Straight …

Quotes

Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path …

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life. ― Carl Jung from The Practice of Psychotherapy Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path You don’t need to find a spiritual path. Your life is your spiritual path. The next moment is your teacher. Whatever arises next, make it your spiritual… Continue reading Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path …