Media, Prayers, Quotes

There Is No Fear In Love (LGBTQ Pride Month) …

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP01bH9Ljf4   What happens when the most important parts of your life come into conflict? When Christian mom Susan Cottrell’s daughter came out, she faced an impossible choice: her LGBTQ child or her church. In this heartwarming talk, Susan explains why she chose her LGBTQ child and how she fights for progress inside the… Continue reading There Is No Fear In Love (LGBTQ Pride Month) …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Don’t you see how everything that happens is again and again a beginning, and couldn’t it be His beginning, since, in itself, starting is always so beautiful? ... these very days of your transition are perhaps the time when everything in you is working at Him, as you once worked at Him in your childhood,… Continue reading Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Sabbath As Resistance …

In our own contemporary context of the rat race of anxiety, the celebration of Sabbath is an act of both resistance and alternative. It is resistance because it is a visible insistence that our lives are not defined by the production and consumption of commodity goods. Such an act of resistance requires enormous intentionality and… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Sabbath As Resistance …

Quotes

The Tree That Survived The Winter …

The tree awakened earlier than usual one morning and stretched her arms toward the horizon as if to invite the early rays of dawn into her world. She shivered with delight, wiggling her roots in the muddy earth, which had only recently yielded its frozen hardness. She sensed something was different. Her roots seemed to… Continue reading The Tree That Survived The Winter …

Books

Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

http://youtu.be/j_LgIcqe6rY Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day… Continue reading Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

Desert Day 34: Holy Absence …

But there is this too. Respite. Rest. Letting the desert be the desert, without feeling compelled to bulldoze our way through it. I think of a long stretch when I found myself in a soul struggle that had caught me entirely by surprise. Consumed by the wrestling and working and searching, I felt exhausted. After… Continue reading Desert Day 34: Holy Absence …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

In the morning When I began to wake, It happened again — That feeling That you, Beloved, Had stood over me all night Keeping watch, That feeling That as soon as I began to stir You put Your lips on my forehead And lit a Holy lamp Inside my heart. — Hafiz from I Heard God… Continue reading Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 20: When The Well Runs Dry …

Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will become thirsty again. But those who drink the water that I will give them will never become thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give them will become in them a spring that gushes up to eternal life. — John 4: 13-14 And the well… Continue reading Desert Day 20: When The Well Runs Dry …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. ― Jean Vanier from Becoming Human https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to… Continue reading Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …