Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Prayer · Spiritual Journey

We are moons, not suns.

 We are moons, not suns, except in our ability to pass on the light. ~Richard Rohr Just as the moon receives it’s light from the Sun, so we gather our light from a greater Source. Drawing from Divine Light through prayer, gratitude and creativity, we can grow into the fullness of life that God desires… Continue reading We are moons, not suns.

Contemplative Prayer · Power of Images · Spiritual Journey

Images of Faith: My Grandma and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Images are so powerful. They tap into the pool of memories, both personal and universal, that are deep within us. One image can be understood in so many ways—for different people, faiths and cultures or for the same person over time. Today when the Sacred Heart of Jesus popped out at me in my Facebook… Continue reading Images of Faith: My Grandma and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Benedictine Spirituality · Contemplative Prayer · Power of Images · Spiritual Journey

Living in the Fullness of God

Seeking solitude and quiet, I was drawn to an advertisement in the Lincoln Journal-Star—“This retreat in the style of Zen involves breath practice.  In contemplative prayer, we divest our minds of all thoughts and images in order to receive the pure and simple light of God directly into the summit of our souls.”  Breathing as… Continue reading Living in the Fullness of God

Books · Contemplative Prayer · Mother ~ Daughter · Spiritual Journey

The Right Book at the Right Time: A Divine Encounter

“Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth, what a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.”—Annie Lamott I believe the right book comes along at just… Continue reading The Right Book at the Right Time: A Divine Encounter