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March 27-Awe & Wonder: Fear & Dread

If you search on the phrase “awe and fear” or “awe and dread” there are rich sources and wise writings on how these concepts are intertwined. There are many lessons we can take from the stories of Jesus’ life and the … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Sacred Birth

Many years ago, my beloved, Russ, was on a business trip in Europe with a Christian colleague. As they toured some of the beautiful cathedrals during their off-time, they engaged in dialogue about their thoughts on various things related to … Continue reading

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Wings: To Live in Peace

I spent a summer in Egypt my senior year of college.  The things I learned have become key to my understanding of Egypt and the Middle East. Egypt has a complicated Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Egyptian identity and is filled with … Continue reading

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Ecology: Of Mind

In 2000, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to a week long retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, the world-renown Buddhist teacher, nominated for the Nobel-Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr.  It was a pivotal, life changing experience for … Continue reading

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Christmas Day: Silent Night Meditation

 . Silent Night, Be still and quiet.  Let the sound of silence envelop you and provide comfort. Holy Night. Feel the divine energy of the Universe in the air; open your heart to the hope it offers. All is calm, … Continue reading

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Advent (Love) – Generating Love

@Pontifex on December 23, 2013 @5:23 am EST Retweet Christmas celebrations are often full of sound. It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love.  …Pope Francis As I move about in various places … Continue reading

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Advent (Peace): Turn Toward Goodness

Buddhist teacher, Jack Kornfield, reminds us that  we have the ability to turn toward our own innate goodness.  At any given moment, pressed between the stresses of daily life, we can actually choose to turn toward that essential goodness that … Continue reading

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Advent (Peace): Prayer Mile

On my way to work is a prayer mile. A low, rustic sign announces in bold, block letters, “Prayer Mile.” One mile later, a second sign announces, “Amen.” The other sides of these signs bear the opposite messages, so that … Continue reading

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Advent (Peace): People, Power, Peace

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Queen of the Americas.  This date commemorates the legendary appearance of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, to an Indian peasant, Juan Diego,  in Mexico asking him to be … Continue reading

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Advent (Peace): From Within

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat, Pray, Love ‘Tis the season of overwhelm.  The weather is unbearable, the lines in the stores are … Continue reading

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