Category Archives: divine spirit

Embracing Imperfection

In the book, Prayer Our Deepest Longing, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser talks about various ways to look at what it means to be holy or perfect.  He says, “There are two classical concepts of perfection, one Greek and the other Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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Embracing Stillness

I did not notice at first.  I was thinking about the envelope in my hand ready to mail.  I needed to have it weighed.  I was in line at the post office –about 10 minutes to spare before they closed.  … Continue reading

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Embracing the Spirit Within

She seemed almost upset. Her face serious, pensive.  Understandably so.  In 30 minutes she would sing in an unfamiliar space.  She wanted her sharing of song to go well.  At practice a couple of days before she experienced feedback from … Continue reading

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Embracing the Fog

The fog horn sounded in the still morning hours amid the placid lake.    I did not see the boats or the troubled shore of which the  fog horn warned.   The fog horn sounded persistently, hauntingly, beckoning, guiding  and calling:   be attentive, be aware, be careful, notice!   The waters are different … Continue reading

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Embracing the Divine Nudge

Do you remember a time when someone asked you to do something that involved using your gifts and your first inner response was, “I don’t know.  I don’t think I can do that.  I am not ready.”  Upon further thought, however, you decided to … Continue reading

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Embracing the Desert

Many years ago when I was a young sister, I traveled alone by bus from Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona for a ministerial experience–October to February.   I had a preconceived notion of Arizona.   I thought Arizona would be hot all day long.  From October … Continue reading

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Embracing the Wellspring

Although I don’t have many chances to hike in the mountains,  the times I have gone hiking have been wonderful adventures:  exquisite fresh air, climbing higher and higher,  feeling the earth with each step, mountain flowers and water, animals of … Continue reading

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