Prayer and Meditation

Prayer and Meditation

The Best In Me is You in Me

Some days I wake up feeling especially human. My imperfections seem to outshine my glories. No one would believe I have any relation to God by my thoughts, actions, and dismal soul-showing. My friend Tallu recently wrote an encouraging prayer asking God to help mend the divine image in her.

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Who Takes the Lead?

We have a menagerie of animals at our house, almost a Noah’s Arkful! Our most recent addition is a brother/sister pair of huskies. I confess a moment of Christmas parental weakness. Who wouldn’t want a couple of cute puppies around the tree? What were we thinking? Huskies have a lot

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Something More

I have been reading David Brooks new book, The Second Mountain. Brooks sets up a "two mountain" metaphor to identify the human experience. He asks the question, "Which mountain are you climbing?" You will know which mountain you are on by the quality of your inner joy. The climb of the

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The Day After Easter

It's the day after Easter. A day like any other day. Except what if it's not? What if I woke up today and saw the world as enchanted? Gave God a wink abiding in the soul of me. What if I unfurled my tight grip, and welcomed, actually begged God

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The Thinker

Henri Nouwen says, "Home is the place you can hear God's voice calling you the beloved." To live soulfully is to be aware of and confess our shortcomings. Too easily our pride can eclipse our truth-telling soul, separating us from the better part of ourselves. The reality is we are

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Lenten Invitation

This season of Lent, wherever it finds you, is an invitation to stop and check your coordinates: Are you on the right path? How closely does your exterior life mirror the priorities and longings of your heart? Who directs your steps: ego or soul? How much peace do you have?

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I am making all things new

Every day, I wake up and have the choice: ego or soul, trust or self-reliance? I know the way I would like to see, to live, to experience this human spiritual journey. And yet, for whatever reason I still struggle to fully trust my soul and God with the import

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Christmas Prayer

The Christmas bells peel. The Sun anoints in dappled light, forging rays into haloes. Mary perfumes the air of roses. Angels gather in the eaves to intone a novena of hope. Quick, light the lamps within the Cathedral that I am. God has arrived. (Of course You are always here and always will be, as promised) I

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Soul to Soul

Ultimately, all we really have for certain in this world is our soul and its mystical connection to God. At some juncture on the human spiritual journey, we awaken to this spiritual truth. The enlightenment often comes when we are faced with our own human limitations, or we find ourselves

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