• Lerita Coleman Brown

    • Lerita, a spiritual director and author, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and past director of the Science Center for Women at Agnes Scott. She is a graduate of Shalem's Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program and speaks and writes about contemplative spirituality in everyday life. Her new book is entitled: When the Heart Speaks, Listen: Discovering Inner Wisdom.

Now is the Time for Deep Inner Listening

I gave up watching weekday television for Lent. I noticed that I was watching too much. I compassionately observed myself one week and discovered that my daily schedule revolved around television programs. I tuned in to an early morning show and it became my company for breakfast. Next I would arrange lunch for around 2:00 […]

March 03, 2020 by Lerita Coleman Brown

An Amazing Journey

Article by Lerita Coleman Brown (February 2019 eNews) My religious and spiritual life is an amazing journey. I began my prayer life kneeling at the foot of my bed pleading to a white man in the sky and moved to the foot of a mountain where I felt the Presence there. In between I learned that […]

February 02, 2019 by Lerita Coleman Brown

Inner Authority

Today’s post is by Lerita Coleman Brown For Howard Thurman an important principle linking contemplation to social activism was the notion of Inner Authority. …Both Jesus and Thurman believed that no matter how repressive external circumstances become, as children of God, we are each created with this inner sanctuary. Thus, being aware of one’s inner […]

February 02, 2017 by Lerita Coleman Brown

Contemplative Spirituality for Everyday People

…Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace… – Howard Thurman Recently in a meeting with some fellow Shalem graduates in Atlanta, we prayed and pondered about ways to expose more people to […]

October 10, 2013 by Lerita Coleman Brown 3 Comments