Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Advent invites us to peace, love, hope, mystery, meaning and new life. Accepting this invitation amid the clatter and commercialism of the holiday season is the true gift of Christmas. All it takes it a little intention and a bit of awareness. Which is the purpose of the daily haikus I'll be posting here and on Instagram starting December first. Faithkus, as I like to call them. Just a few words, arranged with love, to ponder in the heart for a moment each day. But a moment is everything, because God is present and heaven is all around us. At Advent and always.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Earth's Core by Zion Crump, 2016Years ago I read that there's a question at the core of each of us, planted very early on, which we mostly unknowingly spend our whole lives attempting to answer. If I had one, I could not fathom what it was. But a gift of clarity recently arrived on my spiritual doorstep. I realized that what I've yearned to figure out for all these years is how to tend the soul, particularly when darkness encroaches. And the answer is becoming clearer after endless reading and reflection, some stupendous teachers and soul friends, a lifetime of church and a three-year program in Spiritual Direction. Not to mention decades of pure experience itself. What I've discovered is an iron-like vein of sadness at my core along with an uncanny ability to find joy in the mundane. My faith is rock strong. I can spot a soul-crusher a mile away, am not afraid of anything and find meaning in just about everything. As difficult as the digging is, it's important to uncover your core conundrum. Knowledge is power, power is energy. And it's all blessing.