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A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following… Continue Reading “A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear”

Wednesday of Hope – Golden Stitches in the Dark

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. – Wendell Berry This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Golden Stitches in the Dark”

Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine

The great breakthrough in our current theological awareness, as a result of new scientific discoveries about our expanding universe, is that the Divine is found not only in the bliss of timeless, changeless, eternal being, but also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary becoming.… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine”

No Strangers

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. – Kobayashi Issa

Wednesday of Hope – We Are Never Hopeless

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. – John Green, Looking for Alaska

Wednesday of Hope – Facing Our Fears

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. – Rabindranath Tagore

Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

Grant me daily the grace of gratitude, to be thankful for all my many gifts, and so be freed from artificial needs, that I might lead a joyful, simple life. – Edward Hays, A Book of Wonders

The Wisdom of Rachel Carson

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” – Rachel Carson

The Wisdom of Kahil Gibran

In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. – Kahil Gibran, The Prophet

Extraordinary Wisdom

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.  – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist