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Evening Visitor

by Bryan Berghoef “Meow, meow, me-ooow,” came the sad call from outside my window. A farm cat had wandered over the neighboring field and was now circling my backyard office shed. It was a forlorn call, and he was right underneath the window where I was holding a pre-marital counseling session with a young couple. […]

Singing the Lord’s Song

Today’s post is by Tilden Edwards “By the rivers of Babylon—there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion….There our captors asked us to sing one of the songs of Zion. How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137) Like those Israelites forced into exile in Babylon, I […]

I am not what has happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.

~Carl Jung

Categories: Loss, Love, and spiritual growth. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.

~Rumi

Categories: Contemplative Living, Loss, and Love. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.

~Bob Dylan

Categories: Loss, Love, and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

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 […]

There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.

~Thomas Merton

All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.

~Mark Nepo

Categories: Loss, Nature and spirituality, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

~Rumi

Categories: Loss, Love, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: light, rumi, and wound. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Wholeness does not mean perfection:
it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.

~Parker Palmer

Categories: Loss and Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.