Quotes

God Is So Bent On Blessing, He Chases …

And I can feel it, how when a new week starts to run after me, the goodness and mercy of God isn’t just following after me placidly. The goodness and mercy of God pursues after me passionately. It’s what I keep thinking, picking up lost legos, errant books — like how my mama used to… Continue reading God Is So Bent On Blessing, He Chases …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

A Different Kind of Fast …

The kind of fast drawing me this season isn’t leaving behind of treats like chocolate or other pleasures. This season I am being invited to fast from things like “ego-grasping” and noticing when I so desperately want to be in control, and then yielding myself to a greater wisdom than my own. I am called to… Continue reading A Different Kind of Fast …

Paris-Chartres 2015, Quotes

Seeing the World Anew …

... When we rush from thing to thing, never pausing, never allowing space, we see only what we expect to find. We see to grasp at the information we need. We see the stereotypes embedded in our minds. We miss the opportunity to see beyond what we want. We walk by a thousand ordinary revelations… Continue reading Seeing the World Anew …

Quotes, Seasons, Vocations

Rush and Pressure of Modern Life …

The little hawk leaned sideways and, tilted, rode the wind. Its eye at this distance looked like green glass; its feet were the color of butter. Speed obvious-ly, was joy. But then, so was the sudden, slow circle it carved into the slightly silvery air, and the squaring of its shoulders, and the pulling into… Continue reading Rush and Pressure of Modern Life …

Quotes

Listening Is A Personal Pilgrimage …

Listening is a personal pilgrimage that takes time and a willingness to lean into life. With each trouble that stalls us and each wonder that lifts us, we're asked to put down our conclusions and feel and think anew. Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and… Continue reading Listening Is A Personal Pilgrimage …

Prayers

Prayer For Myself …

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Siddhārtha Gautama Lord, I am guilty of neglect.… Continue reading Prayer For Myself …

Quotes

The Joy Of Quiet …

An excerpt of an op-ed written by essayist and novelist Pico Iyer from the January 1, 2012 issue of the New York Times: The urgency of slowing down — to find the time and space to think — is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the… Continue reading The Joy Of Quiet …