“Joy is a choice based on being content regardless of circumstances. Understanding what encourages joy in your life can help you cultivate it and build up your resources for when circumstances are difficult.” — M. Ahlers, 50 Things to Know About Practicing Spiritual Discipline
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – Pierre de Chardin Read more: https://www.spiritbutton.com/joy-quotes/#ixzz75gcUwiIn The world searches for joy, but joy is here.
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Siddhārtha Gautama We pray for peace, but peace is here.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” —Desmond Tutu The world seeks hope, but hope is here.
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent. I did not grow up in a tradition that observed advent, but I did later attend churches that did. Advent is a time of expectant waiting for the birth of Jesus. It may be seen as a time of preparation, repentance and fasting. Candles are lit each weekContinue reading “What are we Waiting For?”
“Advent is a season of wise women and men following the example of Jesus and thereby constructing a spiritual life on solid principles.” –– Robert F. Morneau, Fathoming Bethlehem
It is important that we continue on our regular spiritual path during the holidays. Do not let your daily practices get lost in the busyness of the season. Continue to make time each day to meditate, pray, read from sacred texts or devotional materials and any other spiritual practices that are a regular part ofContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Continue Your Spiritual Practice”
Advent is a time of preparation and waiting. But when I try to write about Advent all I can think of is, why are we waiting for someone who is already here? The presence of God, the Divine, the Infinite, whatever words you are comfortable with, is all and in all. In Him we liveContinue reading “God is with Us”
“What are the key first steps to enter into Advent? We can all slow down. We can all breathe more deeply. We can all begin to trust that this will be a blessed time. Then, when we let ourselves be who we are, and hear the Scriptures, we can begin to quietly pray, ‘Come, Lord,Continue reading “Thought for Today”