Tag: meditation

anniversary

In February, eleven years ago, a handful of friends and colleagues, all women, were experiencing challenging times–single parenting, work stress, and life transitions. I chose a quote, wrote a three-sentence meditation and emailed it to them as a way to demonstrate intentional support and…

ahhh, peace

There are mornings when the world greets me unexpectedly with a brilliant sunrise or a joyful birdsong. I sit in my meditation room, drink my tea, and soak in what Creation has to offer my soul. Ahhh, peace.

oremus

On long journeys by car or by plane, I like to catch up on my favorite podcast On Being with Krista Tippett.  Over the years, various poets, theologians, social scientists, and spiritual leaders have contributed to my personal faith formation through their commentary.  Whether questioning or…

morning mantra

I’ve recently returned to some morning yoga and meditation prior to work.  One practice that I am relying on is focusing my body’s energy and healing to come from my heart and not my mind.  It is a challenge some days, but as I…

contemplative worship: pray your prayer

Elements from today’s Sanctuary service at Skyland UMC: Opening Meditation: My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. nor do I really know…

Lessons learned: canning and prayer

I wrote this one several summers ago, and with the onset of canning season, I have returned to it this week.  I find that each summer I can, this prayer practice becomes enhanced with various nuances. With the renovation of our kitchen this past…

sitting still

Sitting still, doing nothing Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. ~Basho    

a meditation on silence by Mother Teresa

We cannot find God in noise and agitation. Nature: trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence. The stars, the moon, and the sun move in silence. What is essential is not what we say but what God tells us and what He tells others…

still your mind

The mornings the words do not come, I know it is time for me to engage in less thinking and more listening. When you pray you are speaking to God, meditate, still your mind, and then you can hear God. Only when your mind…

love is. . .

I was reminded this morning that Valentine’s Day is Saturday and so I thought that I might re-read some of my meditations on love and re-post a few over the next couple of days.  ~cameron When I was little, my grandparents gave me a…

Stephen H. Ruppenthal’s May All Be Filled with Joy and Peace

May all be filled with joy and peace. May all beings everywhere, The strong and the weak, The great and the small, The meek and the powerful, The short and the long, The subtle and the gross: May all beings everywhere, Both seen and…

love is. . .

I’m reposting this one not only for Advent but also because I have been reading several books that remind me of the importance of growing love–in and of yourself so you can reflect love in and of those around you.  It is not always…

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