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Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen I’m not sure when I began reading books by Thomas Merton. Probably late high school or early college. I’m also not sure how I discovered them. Though I was naturally drawn to contemplative prayer, the word was unfamiliar to me until Merton’s writings provided it. “Contemplative” was not […]

November 11, 2018 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality and Prayer. Tags: centering prayer and Thomas Keating. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Encountering God is… like meeting a friend or loved one.

~Bernard McGinn

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.

Responsibility and Bliss

Today’s post is by Savannah Kate Coffey Years ago, when my son was an infant, the nights often felt endless. One night it was just the two of us in the house and on that particular night I traipsed repeatedly between the rocker in the nursery and my empty bed. I distinctly remember the conflict […]

September 09, 2018 by Kate Coffey
Categories: Contemplative Living, Parenthood, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

All good meditative prayer is a conversion of our entire self to God.

~Thomas Merton

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

The more a soul loves, the more it longs, the more it finds.

~Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Categories: Love, Non-duality, and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

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.

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.

~Emily Dickinson

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

Calm, Open and Harmonious

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef The current stage of life I’m in is busy. I have four active kids in elementary and middle school. Daily I find myself driving them to practice, to track meets, to school activities. I work as a pastor in a new church setting in which I am the only […]

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

~Søren Kierkegaard

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