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) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. — Isaiah 43:18–19   I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has… Continue reading Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

On the scale of our human history, rituals like putting up Christmas trees, lighting menorahs, reading Hafiz, and baking rice dumplings are new. We, humans, have celebrated the earthly repercussions of our orbit longer than we’ve celebrated virtually anything. Before Christmas and Hanukkah, before monotheism or any other kind of theism, our ancestors were staring… Continue reading Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 20: Creator of the Stars …

Creator of the Stars God of Epiphanies You are the Great Star You have marked my path with light You have filled my sky with stars naming each star guiding it until it shines into my heart awakening me to deeper seeing new revelations and brighter epiphanies. O Infinite Star Giver I now ask for… Continue reading Advent Day 20: Creator of the Stars …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 05: Practicing Peace In Times of War …

When you’re like a keg of dynamite just about to go off, patience means just slowing down at that point—just pausing—instead of immediately acting on your usual, habitual response. You refrain from acting, you stop talking to yourself, and then you connect with the soft spot. But at the same time you are completely and… Continue reading Advent Day 05: Practicing Peace In Times of War …

Quotes

We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. God gives us the capacity for choice. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes – and we must. — Jimmy Carter from Nobel Lecture after receiving the 2002… Continue reading We Are Bound Together For A Common Purpose (Martin Luther King Jr.) …

Seasons

Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

As dark misery settles down on us, and our refuges of lies fall in pieces one after one, the hearts of men, now at last serious, will turn to refuges of truth. The eternal stars shine out again, so soon as it is dark enough. — Thomas Carlyle from Past and Present The Time Of No… Continue reading Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Media, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 29: Christmas Day – Where the Light Begins …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMZPaSFb1o Song: Emmanuel Album: God He Reigns (Hillsong Worship) A Prayer for Christmas God, give us eyes this Christmas to see the Christmas star, And give us ears to hear the song of angels from afar ... And with our eyes and ears attuned for a message from above, Let Christmas angels speak to us of hope… Continue reading Advent Day 29: Christmas Day – Where the Light Begins …