Category Archives: meditate

Self Defense

Sixth Wednesday/Holy Week One of the hardest things for me to face is my own duplicity, the false self I hide behind in order to feel good about myself. I really don’t want to believe that like Peter, I too … Continue reading

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Drawing Near

Tomorrow begins what the church calls Holy Week, the week we remember how Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and with full knowledge, went towards the cross that awaited him. As that has so much meaning for me, I’d like … Continue reading

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Emerging

Fifth Sunday The deep peace of meditation isn’t an end in itself. It changes me and helps me be more open to God’s Spirit.  Often after a time of meditation or listening prayer, my thoughts turn to the needs of … Continue reading

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Present Tense

Fourth Saturday This morning our church held a quiet day and invited the community, sort of a time out to be still. I arrived distracted and scattered by all that was in my head, thinking back about an earlier conversation … Continue reading

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Rest Assured

Fourth Friday On a personal quiet day last spring, I found myself wanting to escape the busy season I was in. As I drove myself to the retreat center, I felt desperate for rest. I opened a Bible I picked … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through

Fourth Thursday The important thing, no matter what form of prayer we use, is to respond in faith to God’s presence. Sometimes I’m so aware of his presence and love it makes me weep with gratitude.  Other days it is … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Life

Fourth Wednesday  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 One day recently I was wondering what … Continue reading

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Trusting in Love

Fourth Monday At this point in my life, it’s less satisfying to me to simply learn about God and more important to know or experience him. The way I understand it, prayer at its most basic is simply being with … Continue reading

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