Category Archives: Nature

Be Still and Know

When I was teaching and leading retreats I learnt a beautiful way to pray the breath prayer or centering prayer. Using the phrase  “Be still and know that I am God”  start with the whole phrase, breathing in slowly and … Continue reading

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The anxiety of loss; the loss of anxiety, Part II

This article has some excellent advice. Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times From the NIU Employee Assistance Program Stop, breathe, and tell yourself:  “This is hard and I will get through this 1 step at a time.”   During … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Nurses

When preparing for a Nurse’s Week Service I searched for an image I could use in a blessing. When I found out it would be outside, I thought of a tree: Rooted and strong, upright but flexible, reaching out, but firmly … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need God to believe in eternal life

Excerpt from, “Grief Without Beliefs” from the Huffington Post. I know that we’re alive through our offspring. You are physically an embodiment of your father’s biological and genetic essence. This includes everything from how you look to many of the … Continue reading

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Crossing the causeway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Grey  strippled silver in the sun fish are flashing far mirages shimmering one giant horizontal tree grey shows shapes prehistoric pachyderms on the shore white against grey now like ancient caves on a cliff face a … Continue reading

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