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Eco Divina

Eco Divina

PAUSE & PONDER  "Ever since the creation of the world God’s eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been seen and understood through the things God has made.”...

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Trinity

Trinity

I was awake the night of the full moon. It was beautiful. Full moon in a clear, black sky, Radiance reflected in a band of white light across the Lake, Brightness illuminating...

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The Gardener of the Resurrection

The Gardener of the Resurrection

[The artwork is Christ Appears to Mary Magdalene as a Gardener, unknown artist, c. 1500] We come to the garden in the morning light.There is a glow of new life. There are butterflies flitting around...

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Not Just Back Then

Not Just Back Then

The Gospel of Thomas, an ancient Christian manuscript discovered in 1945, gives us new understanding of Jesus from the Wisdom tradition. It offers these words for the spiritual journey. You hear...

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O Christ, the Eagle

O Christ, the Eagle

O Christ, the eagle,  caring for us in our chaos,  giving us power for our faintness,  supplying strength for our weariness,  present with us when we are broken-hearted, ...

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Lifting the Eye of the Heart 

Lifting the Eye of the Heart 

A meditation on Numbers 21:4-10 & John 3: 14,15 Let’s not get caught up with a God unleashing venomous snakes in a “You think you have it bad now, then try this” ploy. It is, perhaps, how we see...

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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...

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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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