Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Spirit in Our Life

“Have we ever kept quiet, even though we wanted to defend ourselves when we had been unfairly treated? Have we ever forgiven someone even though we got no thanks? Have we ever been absolutely lonely? Have we ever tried to … Continue reading

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Contemplation and Social Justice

A quote for today from Joan Chittister: “Contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God. It brings us, as well, face to face with the world, face to face with the self. And … Continue reading

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“Make the history you want to live in”

Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913.  He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper:  “Make the history you want to live in.” Making … Continue reading

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Beholding

Yesterday I was outside all day working in my  yard.  While I am not a fan of weeding or pushing a wheelbarrow full of mulch, I do relish observing the wonders of creation, like the many-legged shiny brown creature that skittered across … Continue reading

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“How You Do This Moment Is Probably Who You Are”

“How you do this moment is probably who you are”  This title of a daily devotional by Richard Rohr really got my attention this morning.  Fr. Richard goes on to say, “”The full now is always a taste of something … Continue reading

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Remembering Dallas Willard

A few minutes ago I learned that Dallas Willard, philosopher, teacher, writer – but mostly  deeply devoted follower of Jesus – died today, just a few days after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It is a sad/joyous day … Continue reading

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“The InBetween of Things”

As a failed science student (due as much to poor teaching as to lack of aptitude), I have lately become energized about filling my huge gaps of scientific knowledge by the resurgence of interest by scientists and theologians in the relationship between science … Continue reading

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Wings

Yesterday a friend and I were discussing a quote she had found that reminds us that our souls are shaped for a relationship with our Creator – a concept that I recently saw described as a God- shaped dent.  If we … Continue reading

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