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Blessing

Blessing

    A Blessing By Jane Doull  In this thin time, this thin place, our beloved ones  are still with us.Their energies have become part of our energy.Their souls have taken up residence in our...

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“My Eyes So Soft”

“My Eyes So Soft”

This is a praying with a poem post. Spend time with this poem. Read it through. Read it aloud. Notice if a word or a phrase reaches out for you, shimmers for you, resonates in your heart. MY EYES SO...

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Like the Eyes of An Owl

Like the Eyes of An Owl

I love owls. And I have more than two or three in my study watching over my working. They are the "Keepers of Wisdom." They have eyes full of stories. They have a gaze that is deep and...

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A Capacity for Seeing

A Capacity for Seeing

Soon we give way to the season of Lent and enter the weeks of reflection that invite deeper contemplation on the habits of our days.  Perhaps it is the daily views I see of lake and sky, trees and...

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Old Oak Calls

Old Oak Calls

Winter fog blurring the hills and lingering over the lake, fresh snow dusting the trees, a Celtic-feeling morning; it could be any time, ancient or unfolding now. The night-before-dream stirred, not...

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Fire & Bread of Suffering

Fire & Bread of Suffering

Fire & Bread of Suffering  A Guest Post by Marilyn Burrell Picture this: The minister arrives at the warm country church to lead the service for the fourth Sunday of Advent…. a communion...

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Mary, Mother of Sorrows

Mary, Mother of Sorrows

Soon we hear the story of the announcement of the angel to Mary today, a a teenager of no standing who lived in a town of little consequence. “Rejoice, you highly favored one!” (v. 28a). Mary...

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Advent Calendar 2023

Advent Calendar 2023

Imagine the excitement of a 19th century child invited to make the first chalk mark on the door. With 24 more marks it would be Christmas Day. Or look in the window of another 19th century home and...

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Prayer Meditation for Advent

Prayer Meditation for Advent

We keep coming back to Christmas, O God, even though we’ve been here so many times. We’ve been to the manger. Year after year, we make the journey because the story is in us. And we will come again,...

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Who Would Do It?

Who Would Do It?

Who Would Do It? This story has the shortest verse in the bible. “Jesus wept.” Sit with that and let it sink in. Welcome your own tears and irritability. Your fear and anxiety and boredom and for...

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Sight & Insight

Sight & Insight

Sight and Insight Here is an invitation to let your eyes fall on the quotes until your heart signals it would like to linger with one. Then rest there and let the words fall into your heart.  "There...

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Living Source

Living Source

Living Source by Janice MacLean I traveled with a friend to the crypt of church in Nablus in Palestine where, by tradition, the story of the woman at the well takes place. There was a well. There...

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Questions?

Questions?

Written by Catherine Smith, Sackville NB.  Catherine shares her writing and her passion for rural ministries at Hem of the Light.  Holy One All through Lent You have fed us with questions. What is...

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A Gratitude Journal for Lent

A Gratitude Journal for Lent

Practicing thankfulness is a power that turns our heart toward Love and that energy heals the world. Here is a Gratitude practice you can use during Lent. Copy the page for the six weeks of Lent or...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday brings us back to Earth. What are these ashes? Perhaps they are last Easter’s palm hosanna’s waved in joy, now presented to the fire. Once full of life, now grey-shadowed dust...

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The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day  Praying the Hours is an ancient tradition and spiritual practice offered to hallow each day. Keeping the Hours began as prayers of the people. The ordinary workday was...

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