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Coming Home to God - Advent 2013

patl:

Enjoy this year’s edition of my friend Christine Sine’s annual Advent reflection videos.  You can find her at http://www.msainfo.us and her blog at http://godspace-msa.com.

AUSTIN KLEON: Mary Karr's recommended reading on prayer and practice

austinkleon:

I’ve been meditating every day and I’ve always been interested in prayer, so when Mary Karr tweeted, “I started praying every day and my life got better. [It’s] a personal practice,” I asked her if she had any good book recommendations on the subject. She was good enough to give me a…

Sep 7

All human beings vigorously resist grace, because grace changes us and change is painful.

- Flannery O’Connor (via wayoflifeonline)

Sep 7

Humility does not disturb or disquiet or agitate, however great it may be; it comes with peace, delight and calm.

- St. Teresa of Avila (via patl)

The spiritual life is not one slice of existence but leaven for the whole loaf.

- Marjorie Thompson, ‘Soul Feast’ (via patl)

philipchircop:

SETTING THE WHOLE WORLD ON FIRE
Are you who you should be?
And who and what would that be?
Quotation | Catherine of SienaWord art | Philip Chircop

philipchircop:

SETTING THE WHOLE WORLD ON FIRE

  • Are you who you should be?
  • And who and what would that be?

Quotation | Catherine of Siena
Word art | Philip Chircop

beingblog:

“For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water,For the everlasting hillsAnd the never-resting winds,For trees and the common grass underfoot.We thank you for our senses…”
~Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918) excerpt from Thanksgiving Day Prayer
Photo by Brian Auer

beingblog:

For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses…”

~Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918) excerpt from Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Photo by Brian Auer

Begin today with a long moment of quiet.  Recognize that you are in the presence of God, sacred and loving.

Begin today with a long moment of quiet.  Recognize that you are in the presence of God, sacred and loving.

This is the Lord’s Prayer (the “Our Father”), sung by a contemporary Orthodox priest in the Aramaic language. This is the language that Jesus spoke natively, and the language he would have spoken to his disciples when he taught them how to pray.

Lord, You know what is best; let this be done or that be done as You please. Give what You will, as much as You will, when You will. Do with me as You know best, as will most please You, and will be for Your greater honor. Place me where You will and deal with me freely in all things. I am in Your hand; turn me about whichever way You will. Behold, I am Your servant, ready to obey in all things. Not for myself do I desire to live, but for You - would that I could do this worthily and perfectly!

- by THOMAS A KEMPIS, from THE IMITATION OF CHRIST, Bk 3, chapter 15)

(Source: feastofsaints.com)