Category: Blessing

The Gift of the Breath

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace. – Thomas Merton

More on Being a Blessing

The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing. – David Steindl-Rast

May We All Become Lovers

May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers. Shantideva, 8th century

Wisdom from Willie Nelson

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

Some Stories Are Worth Retelling!

The sun rises every morning. Yes, some stories are worth telling again and again. Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is the Canticle of Zechariah (also known as the Benedictus – a blessing). We pray this every day as part of our Morning Prayer or Lauds. We… Continue Reading “Some Stories Are Worth Retelling!”

Let Us Learn from the Poppy

We see, contained in a simple poppy: grace, abundance, joy, hope, generosity . . . the list goes on. And we receive blessing when we open our hearts to that poppy and all she offers. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is… Continue Reading “Let Us Learn from the Poppy”

What a Blessing a Few Days at a Ranch Can Be!

In Saturday’s First Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah we read, I will appoint over you shepherds after my own heart, who will shepherd you wisely and prudently. – Jeremiah 3:15 How fortunate I have been to recently spend some time at Rafter 7 Ranch,… Continue Reading “What a Blessing a Few Days at a Ranch Can Be!”

Just One Drop of Water

Another perspective on the importance of just one drop of water – Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans. – Mahm├╗d Shabistar├« The Mystic Rose Garden

The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About

Well, I may have been missing lately, but others have been busy. And our new fawns are growing and wandering about . . . with mother, of course. We have counted three, two of which are “twins”. This is one of the twins. We… Continue Reading “The Babies (Fawns) are Out and About”

Let Us Be Blessing

The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing. -David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart