Embracing the Cold

It was bitterly cold and made me shiver, the prospect of enduring more made me quiver.   I buttoned up and ventured forward, I braced myself and continued toward.   Going quickly was not the answer, I had to slow down and embrace the cold.   A measured response of absorbing the chill, makes it […]

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Blessedness (Psalm 1)

Blessed is the person who attends to companions, or follows the way of collaborators, or joins the ecstasy of grace.   The faithful delight in our covenant with God, and meditate on Her wisdom day and night.   The hopeful are like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, […]

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Yielding

Submission goes two-ways there is a reverse pathway.   Yielding requires Resilience, communication commences, when paying attention includes being heard.   It all starts with sincere Dialogue, which is mostly listening. Being open is affected, when the other’s words take effect.   Self-realization begins with Sharing, give and take is putting up with, and taking […]

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Parker’s Content

I was impressed though not surprised – She is so calm and content   Some would doubt my impression, after all, she is just a few hours old. They would contend that newborns just eat, sleep and poop.   I see it differently – Well-swaddled she responds to mom and dad with gentle coos and […]

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Here I Am

Am I here? Distracted by cold, by heat, by noise, by quiet, by glare, by darkness.   Called to change, I obey direction. I must be different, and will never be the same. I am on the way.   Here I am! Present with warmth, with chill, with silence, with still, with reflection, with light. […]

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Justified

alas. I realized I was praying as a child and I had to embrace praying as a grown up   “That Tax Collector was a very bad man; if all the Pharisee said was true. But Jesus chooses the wicked one and rejects the prideful one.”[1]   indeed, it is not about being wicked or […]

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Woody (of Toy Story 4)

Standing by my friend makes us strong to the end despite a day’s wayward quirks – Loyalty makes life work   Never turning my back on a companion’s lack keeps us together – Commitment is a joyful tether   Answering the call of alarm without regard for hurt or harm fosters solidarity – Helpfulness creates […]

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Our Shrine

On the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of the Shrine of St Joseph “‘Abandoned’ means to be rejected, left alone, overlooked”[1] We are a place for healing – to not only allow but accept the “rejected”, to not only tolerate but include the “left alone”, to not only accommodate but embrace the “overlooked”.   “‘Apostle’ […]

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I See

The enlightened Way follows an unlit path to transfiguration.   Light and Dark obscure perception – both reveal.   Visions appear clearly unseen – sharing Truth.   Absorbed Grace blinds the blessed – exposes the Word.   The Light absorbs me making me blind – giving insight.

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