Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

The Gift of Comings and Goings

“It is often in our absence that the Spirit of God manifests itself. . . . .  It was only in Jesus’ absence that his friends discovered the full meaning of his presence.  . . . When we claim for … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Solitude

“Discipline in sports is the concentrated effort to master the body so that it can obey the mind better. Discipline in the spiritual life is the concen- trated effort to create the space and time where God can become our … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Part 7

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30: 5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) I learned a new … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Words of Wisdom

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30: 5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) This blog series on becoming … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Part 3

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30:5b; 11-12 (NRSV) In Scripture, we see Jesus … Continue reading

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Becoming a Wounded Healer – Part 2

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  You have turned my mourning  into dancing; you have taken my off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. Psalm 30;5 b; 11-12 (NRSV) What exactly is a wounded … Continue reading

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Countering the World’s Darkness

Note to “followers”:  This may have gone out to you earlier last week as a DRAFT.  I’m re-posting it so that it will be part of the actual blog Living as Apprentices in an amoral world that daily spawns pain, … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Wounded Healers

LIVING AS APPRENTICES In my first year of teaching junior high (the term shows you how long ago that was!) I had a frustrating experience. It was time for grammar, and we were diagramming sentences (again a sign of my … Continue reading

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