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It’s hoping that is difficult, the easy path is to despair.

~Charles Péguy

Categories: Contemplative Living and Prayer. Tags: hope. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Open-Hearted in the Darkness

Today’s post is by Sarah-Kate Fishback In both joy and pain, love is boundless. Love is open, allowing our hearts to be touched and moved by what exists. Love is honest, willing to be present to life just as it is, in all its beauty and ugliness. True love is not blind at all; it […]

Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?

~John Wesley

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~André Gide

Coming Home

Today’s post is by Patience Robbins I have been pondering Home. Where is Home, what is Home? This led me back to the line in the Gospel of John:  “Make your home in me, as I make my home in you.” Ah yes, that is the deep knowing within me. The Divine Mystery, the Beloved, […]

July 07, 2018 by Patience Robbins
Categories: Community, Contemplation in Action, Contemplative Living, and Self Compassion. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Love in Action: A Prayer for Young Adults

Article by Aria M. Kirkland-Harris (July 2018 eNews) As I prepared for Shalem’s Young Adult Life and Leadership Initiative (YALLI) closing day program, I pulled out my original application materials to see what had opened up over the two-year program. I think I was expecting to find some profound revelation to deep, unanswered questions, but instead, […]

Peace is not something you can force on anything or anyone… much less upon one’s own mind. It is like trying to quiet the ocean by pressing upon the waves. Sanity lies in somehow opening to the chaos, diving into the waves, where underneath, peace simply is.

~Gerald May

 

The spiritual life is not taught, but caught. You get it through contagion.

~Evelyn Underhill

Three Simple Gifts

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen Recently I attended the Spiritual Director’s International Conference in St. Louis. The keynote speakers are well-known in the area of spirituality, and I looked forward to the breakout sessions, especially one on storytelling. To top it off, travel was a road trip with a good friend filled with […]

Deep Diving

Article by Joan Paddock Maxwell (June 2018 eNews) Over the years I’ve spent about two hundred hours scuba diving. One of the many fascinating parts of the scuba experience is the increasing quiet you encounter as you go further below the ocean’s surface. I used to love to swim down to one hundred feet and […]