“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”
“The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before… What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. And you begin to grasp what it was you missed, like Moses in the cleft ofContinue reading “Thought for Today”
Bob and I chose many years ago not to get caught up in the frenzy of the holidays. We celebrate a quiet, spiritual Christmas. That doesn’t mean we don’t have fun, we simply try not to get drawn into the excesses of the season. Several years ago I began what I call A Season ofContinue reading “Spreading the Light #6”