Articles on Listening

  • Transforming the Heart

    In these last turbulent weeks I have been strengthened by this passage from Ezekiel: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”  To be human is to have a heart of stone.  We fight, do violence, lie, destroy […]

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  • Healing Prayer for the World

    The article below is one I wrote in 2007 for the Shalem News.  Now in March of 2022, with a war raging in the Ukraine, the threat of a nuclear war, climate change and other upheaval in our world, I ponder how to hold it all in prayer.  I was led back to these reflections which still feel authentic […]

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  • Burning Bushes Everywhere

    THE OPENING OF EYESby David WhyteThat day I saw beneath dark cloudsthe passing of light over the waterand I heard the voice of the world speak out.I knew then as I had beforelife is no passing memory of what has been,nor the remaining pages in a great book waitingto be read.It is the opening of […]

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  • Spiritual Companionship at the Time of Death

    The ministry of spiritual companionship can be so rewarding and evokes a sense of the reciprocity inherent in giving. Graduating from Shalem’s Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program gave me the needed credentials to serve as a hospice chaplain with Louisiana Hospice & Palliative Care in Opelousas, LA. (Chaplain credentialing requirements vary among agencies.) I […]

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  • New Rhythms of Grace

    People are somewhat taken aback when I say I don’t want to be a menace to my family, employees, or friends. Parker Palmer got it right when he described a leader as “someone with the power to project either shadow or light onto some part of the world and onto the lives of the people […]

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  • Beyond the List of “Shoulds”: Receiving God’s Invitation

    “Many times today I will cross over a threshold. I hope I will catch a few of those times. I need to remember that my life is, in fact, a continuous series of thresholds: from one moment to the next, from one thought to the next, from one action to the next. Help me appreciate […]

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