Into the Dark

Today’s post is by Joann Nesser I was afraid to follow you into the dark, afraid I would lose your lovely face. But, gently, you took my hand and led me across into the abyss where no one knows the way. Gradually the light began to dawn And then came streaming in. Bright light, shining […]

June 06, 2017 by Joann Nesser
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Tags: darkness, light, poem, and Poetry. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
~Mary Oliver


it takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings


Categories: Contemplative Living. Tags: e.e. cummings, growing up, and Poetry. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote.

Dropping all I’ve carried

By Stephanie Gretchen Burgevin. Stephanie is a writer and retreat leader. She is an associate faculty member of Shalem and a graduate of their Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats Program and leads spiritual and secular programs. Stephanie manages Shalem’s blog. You can see more of her writing at About a year ago I started to […]