Category Archives: presence

Darkness

Sixth Saturday   From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you … Continue reading

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Living the Questions

Fifth Friday “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, … Continue reading

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Trail Mix

Fifth Thursday It’s technically spring here in Boston. To be fair, we’ve had a few warm days this week, and it’s raining now. But we’re expecting snow tomorrow, March 28th. I love the seasons, even winter, so the snow this … Continue reading

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Deeply Rooted

Fifth Tuesday I have a number of people I pray for, in my own life and as a spiritual director. As I accompany people in their prayer lives, I’m reminded of how much our prayers arise from our life circumstances. … 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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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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Practicing the Presence

Fourth Tuesday “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14 The past few days I’ve been writing about God’s ongoing presence in our … Continue reading

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Seeking Sabbath

Fourth Sunday What a busy day this has been. And it’s Sunday, otherwise knows as the Sabbath. I haven’t done anything but go to church, rehearse with the choir, sing in the service, and drive from there to a rehab … Continue reading

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