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The spiritual journey is one of
becoming real.

~Sue Monk Kidd

 

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Prayer, and spiritual growth. Tags: journey. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

When We Listen to the Bell

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef My first introduction to a meditation bell or singing bowl was at my first Shalem staff meeting over four years ago. I clearly remember hearing it ring out—the warm vibrations had an immediate calming influence. It seemed the obvious and natural way to lead us into silence, even though […]

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

~Thomas Merton

Rain—An Icon of Grace

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen Rain pelted the windows as I fell asleep one Friday night this spring. Thunder rumbled in the distance, occasionally exploding through the thick sky, rattling the window beside my bed. I’ve always loved thunder storms, especially at night when I have nothing else to do but listen and […]

May 05, 2017 by Mary van Balen 2 Comments
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: Grace, icon, and rain. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

May today there be peace within.

~Teresa of Ávila

 

Grounded in Love: Creative Leadership for our Times

Article by Margaret Benefiel (May 2017 eNews) Marches. Online petitions. Letters to the editor. “Am I doing any good?” I ask myself. “Am I making a difference? Is there another way?” In the face of injustice, wars, and humanity’s inhumanity to humanity, I long to be faithful to doing my part to heal the world. As […]

Maybe, sometimes,
in the midst of things going terribly wrong,
something is going just right.

~Gerald May

 

Categories: Continuous Prayer, Loss, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: Gerald May and Jerry May. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Spiritual Mulch

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef Spring is upon us, and the warmer weather has many of us returning to tasks we last performed some months ago. We may find ourselves mowing the lawn, prepping the garden, pruning some bushes, setting out bird seed, or simply enjoying the ever-greening view. As I called upon my […]

Breathing is an act of prayer.

~Frank Waters

Categories: Prayer and Spiritual Deepening. Tags: breath prayer, breathing, and quote. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

When love awakens in your life,
it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.

~John O’Donohue

Categories: Love and Nature and spirituality. Tags: celtic christianity, john o'donohue, love, and quote. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.