Poems, Quotes

No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens the hearts, that allows us to love them in new ways.— Tom Attig from The Heart of Grief   Heavy… Continue reading No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Mary said, “behold, I am the servant of the Lord ... " — Luke 1:38 At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern. — Mother Teresa from Love: A Fruit Always in Season God Among… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Everybody Can Serve …

Days In The Desert, Poems

Desert Day 02: Blessing The Desert . ..

Hope begins in the dark: the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work. You don’t give up. — Anne Lamott from Bird by Bird Blessing the Desert Ask me what this blessing sounds like and I will… Continue reading Desert Day 02: Blessing The Desert . ..

Quotes

We Are All Wounded People …

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others. — Brennan Manning from Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging   Wounding… Continue reading We Are All Wounded People …

Books

The Cure for Sorrow …

A blessing meets us in the place of our deepest loss. In that place, it gives us a glimpse of wholeness and claims that wholeness here and now ... When the shattering world. Then your sheltering heart. When the sorrowing way. Then your encircling grace. When the unbearable dark. Then your comfort, your light. When… Continue reading The Cure for Sorrow …

Quotes

Depression and The Spiritual Journey …

This experience called “depression” is isolating to a greater extent than I imagined could be survivable, but I realize that this incredibly isolating experience ultimately reconnected me with the human community in a deeper, wider, and richer way. — Parker J. Palmer from Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression The Mystery of Depression Learn… Continue reading Depression and The Spiritual Journey …