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Nourish yourself in a way that helps you blossom.
You are worth the effort.

~Deborah Day

Into the Wilderness

Article by Trish Stefanik (August 2017 eNews) I used to live in the mountain wilderness of West Virginia. I also love to spend time in the high desert of New Mexico. Both places of natural wonder open me to God. Confronted with the magnificence and starkness of the landscape and the infinite variety of creation, […]

The secret of human freedom is to act well,
without attachment to the results.

~The Bhagavad Gita

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.

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

~Thomas Merton

Nothing ever goes away
until it has taught us
what we need to know.

~Pema Chödrön

We are all meant to be mothers of God.
God is always needing to be born.

~Meister Eckhart

 

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The Spiritual Practice of Reaching Out

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson It began with a quick moment of inspiration. I’d just finished reading a book chapter written by a friend and colleague, and was so struck by their words that I logged onto Facebook and left a note of appreciation on their wall. This might not sound like a big […]

November 11, 2016 by Jeff Nelson 1 Comment
Categories: Self Compassion, spiritual growth, and spirituality in community. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Discovering Our Identity

Today’s post is by Laura Bratton As a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, I was wrestling with deep theological questions that seminary students ask: Who is God? How do I understand God’s presence in the world? I was also struggling with another question. What is my identity? As a person who had recently become blind, […]

Online Presence

Article by Gerald May (in August 2016 eNews) In 1995, when the Internet was still fairly young, Shalem staff member Jerry May reflected on the spiritual possibilities of this new online space for himself and for Shalem. Here is an edited, shortened version of the original article that appeared in the Shalem News, Summer 1995. […]