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Finding the Courage in Encouragement

O Lord, Come to my Assistance. O Lord, Make Haste to Help Me. Seven times a day the Trappist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and many other monasteries around the world, come together in prayer, and except for the early morning prayer, all the other prayer periods start with this humble call. O Lord, Come […]

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Letting Prayer be Alive

Wednesday Wisdom.  I really enjoy doing spiritual direction, listening and dwelling with others on how the Spirit is moving in their lives. It’s a very sacred practice. The theme of prayer often comes us, and this past week it has caused me to reflect on my prayer life. I am inviting myself to pause and reflect […]

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Seeking Surrender 2015 Year End

Gratitude & Hope

Thank you, 2015! Welcome, 2016.   As we conclude this Thomas Merton centennial year (1915-2015) celebration, I want to express my gratitude for being a part of this special year with the publication of my book, Seeking Surrender: How my Friendship with Trappist Monk Taught me to Trust and Embrace Life. How blessed we have all been to […]

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Looking at Our Attachments

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with a good friend, and we ended up going for a walk at Land’s End, where we walked a labyrinth built with stones and rocks, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. The winding path was narrow and rocky at points so we really had to be […]

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Allowing Generosity to Fill You

Wednesday Wisdom. Lately the word generosity is emerging as a theme for me. I am seeking to integrate my job as a busy part-time school librarian, with my spiritual work and writing, which I also feel called to do. Truthfully, I haven’t found a groove, yet, but I am committed to not create division in myself. […]

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What the Night Sky Teaches Us

While I was in Hawaii, I had the delight and joy of visiting the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center, which is over 9,000 feet above sea level. We saw an amazing display of stars, as well as the planet Saturn and its rings. Spending an evening there was such an expansive experience. It is truly a sacred place. I wanted to […]

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