“He makes the deserts of our soul blossom in the light of springtime.” (Br. Roger) We all experience periods of dryness in our lives when it appears there is no movement (on the outside) or the path may be unsettling; “Even when he is rejected, he never refuses to remain alongside of us.” The way… Continue reading Hidden Gems Week 2
“Peace be within your walls.” (Ps. 122) There is a whisper from within, breaking down the walls of indifference or intolerance; intolerance towards self or another. Walls keep negativity in, not as a sign of protection but rather as a sign of rejection. How high is your wall? What are you resisting? Like a city… Continue reading Walls
“Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this place”* “Surely the Presence of the Lord” is a tune we chant as an opening meditation during our Gathering of Friends; a time to get centered, quiet and prepare to be “In Christ’s Presence.” We all want to feel as though we stand in the precious… Continue reading In the Presence
A Continuum of Hope... “Thank You for My Healing, Bringing in the Light.”* Jesus is the Light; the aura of heaven, “The fountain of life flows from you.” (Ps. 36:9) All beings on the earth have a flicker within. Some choose to remain in the shadow. When the Light is not tended to, it diminishes.… Continue reading The Light – Part 4
“People who are in darkness cannot bear the light, but the Light can bear them!” “Let us awaken from our repose during this in-between time while the world inside and outside is still quiet. God encourages us to not give up, “I have seen your heart’s needs before you cried upon me. I am already… Continue reading A Light on the Path
“Holy Spirit of Light and Fire, fill us with God’s desire.”(ATITOL, pg. 84) Jesus promised, “I will send another to be with you.” The Holy Spirit is our constant companion; eternal, divine and unchanging, never taking a day off; walking with us throughout our lives. “Each day upon rising, ask me to be with you,… Continue reading Awakening the Spirit
“What is that to thee; Follow Me!” (Jn. 21:22) The rebirth is coming; it’s happening. God uses ordinary people to carry out his plan. We are being called to follow in the footsteps of Christ, moving from a life of what is familiar by stepping into the unknown. “My sheep hear my voice. I know… Continue reading Follow Me!
“It shall come to pass that before they call I will answer and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Is. 65) As a young adult, I had people around me that didn’t believe in me; constantly reminding me that I was nothing or nobody. It was like a broken record. Unfortunately, the opinion… Continue reading Following Your Heart’s Desire
"God, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” (Is. 26:3) Are you wearing the “Shoes of Peace?” In ministry and in life, our feet will take us many places. Look at Jesus, he moved with a purpose. He was on a mission and wore the… Continue reading Shoes of Peace
“Nations will walk in the Light of Christ.” (Rev. 21) Jesus was the first live representation of the Light that humanity witnessed. The Light was in and around him. Those who were closest to Jesus during his earthy ministry, at first glance, did not recognize him after the resurrection. For example: Two of Jesus’ followers… Continue reading Epiphany- An Awakening of the Light
“We are often troubled but not crushed. We are never without a friend.” (2 Cor.) This is a very exciting time. Don't feel bad about what does not work; embrace all that is and keep moving on. Jesus said, “If some home or town will not welcome you or listen to you, then leave that… Continue reading Shake it Off!