Monthly Archives: December 2012

Giving Thanks

This Christmas morn, in the hour before dawn when all is hushed and candles burn brightly, I pause to give thanks. I am grateful for having a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I am thankful for those who … Continue reading

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Christmas Draws Near

Today I feel the stirring of Christmas—a time of rebirth, when I ponder the meaning behind being a loyal follower. According to the gospel of Luke, Jesus once denied a rich man discipleship because he clung to wealth, even though … Continue reading

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Stillness

Sunday is my favorite day, when I feel closest to God. After yesterday’s faltering, I hear: All you have to do is settle down into the moment. From this place of stillness and serenity, life can unfold. You can’t plan … Continue reading

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Presence

I dedicate this piece to the memory of Dawn, my teacher of many years, who opened my eyes to the living reality of Presence. Today I sense God, not as someone who demands and judges, but as a loving Presence … Continue reading

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Detachment

I begin each day speaking with God about whatever is uppermost in my mind. What ensues is daily communion, within this sacred space. Today I am interested in the notion of detachment. To nurture a sense of the eternal, by … Continue reading

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Silence

Today I want to celebrate Silence—an interior place of love and guidance, beneath the vicissitudes of existence. It is a place where one can cultivate ascendance over the mundane, while moving towards the sublime. Silence encourages “receiving,” all receptors alive. … Continue reading

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