Monthly Archives: August 2013

Day 230

Prayer is the sound of the collective breath of all humanity.  It is the pulse of our synchronized beating heart.  It is the river of our shed tears.  Prayer is deafening when it is the sum of all our laughter. … Continue reading

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Day 229

May today unfold in mystery and wonder.  We never know what challenges will present themselves, or whether delight or devastation are on our path.  We do know that the way is shared, that others have gone before, and still more … Continue reading

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Day 228

Today we continue, for that is what we are called to do.  Our procession may not be particularly regal.  We may be, as the poet says, slouching towards Bethlehem.  Whatever our posture, as we greet the day, may we continue … Continue reading

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Day 227

Prayer is call and response: we ask how, and the universe answers.  We ask why, and soon the reason is apparent.  We ask when, and suddenly realize it is now.  Prayer is less about ‘give it to me’ than it … Continue reading

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day 226

Step into the fresh morning air and breathe deeply: this is our prayer. Jump into the cold mountain river and feel every capillary constrict: this is our prayer. Enter the child’s room and gently wake them to begin their day; … Continue reading

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Day 225

Let us seek to live directionaly, rather than randomly.  An uncharted life may find us dashed upon the rocks, our vessel smashed, leaving us marooned.  To live an intentional life does not mean we need to know what the plan … Continue reading

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Day 224

Life is to be cherished, and yet often it is easy to take for granted or worse.  There is much to cause us angst, making us lament our living experience.  It is in these times that our prayers must focus … Continue reading

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Day 223

May ‘hopeful’ be not ‘wishful,’ where hope is active and wishing is passive.  Hope implies forward motion and positive action.  Hope is an optimistic state of mind.  Hope breeds encouragement.  Hope springs from promising circumstances.  Ancient wisdom reminds us that … Continue reading

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Day 222

Today may we not only feel gratitude, but may we live it as well.  May we live as if the feelings and desires of others matter as much as our own.  May we live without petty grudges.  May we practice … Continue reading

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Day 221

Life is lived on many levels: there is the conscious world of our day-to-day activities; there is the sub-conscious world of our dreams and our phobias; there is the spiritual realm in which we feel connected to something bigger; and … Continue reading

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