A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
In the waiting time
The time between what was and what will be
The time of unknowing
Of fear and hope and dread and joy
God is waiting with us.
Kathy Baker, Daily Hope
Found in Well for the Journey
Exploring Sophia; Seeking Wisdom starts May 12
They call her name Sophia – the feminine characteristic of God known as wisdom. How to find wisdom, how to incorporate it into our lives is the subject of our next online study, beginning May 12. We will look at the biblical wisdom literature and read The Star in my Heart by Joyce Rupp, then gather for discussion, lectio divina, and other practices weekly by Zoom – Thursdays, 4 pm. (Central time) by Zoom.
For the details, click here.
A Child of the Light
Writing in Daily Something from Joanna Seibert, guest author Chris Schaefer reflects on what we learn in the darkness as well as in the light. What happens when we venture out of the shade into the light and dare to acknowledge that we are not perfect and we make mistakes.
Found in Joanna Seibert.
Two Types of Heartbreak
“What can we do with our pain? How might we hold it and work with it? How do we turn the power of suffering toward new life?” asks Parker Palmer. “The way we answer those questions is critical because violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.” Will we have supple hearts that allow suffering to lead us to new life, or brittle hearts that shatter us and all around us?
The Sacramental Principle
God’s presence can be seen in the ordinary and the material, says Richard Rohr. We do not have to wait for supernatural apparitions. This “sacramental theology” proclaims that things that are visible and tactile open the doorway to the invisible.
From the Center for Action and Contemplation.
What’s The Story Of Your Easter?
Are you living Easter or just celebrating the one day? If the resurrection of Jesus does not make a difference in our lives, if we keep on doing the same old thing in the same old way, we are not living Easter.
Read the sermon from the Rev. Dr. Mike Marsh.
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