Category Archives: Prayer

Storms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 26, 2018 An actual picture. Storm Ending BY JEAN TOOMER           Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,           Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,           Rumbling in … Continue reading

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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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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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Letting Go of the Illusion of Control

In the face of recent flooding in the South and natural disasters worldwide, I offer this excerpt from my book … ================================================= After Katrina I heard this comment from a Lakeview resident who had lost everything,         … Continue reading

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Definition of God

(Jean Houston) – It varies from day to day. When I was a little girl, it was a very personal person. As I got older, it became the universe — the universe in us. But mostly I think it is … Continue reading

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Praying up a storm!

I have profound respect for UMC and Baptist ministers who can pray in such uplifting and deeply personal ways with patients and families. Coming from an Irish Catholic background I am genetically non-disposed to utter Amens and Thank you Lords … Continue reading

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Finding Our Spiritual Path

To find a spiritual path it is not necessary to give up our job, leave our family, change our religion, or travel to India or Tibet. We start wherever we are, not running away but right in the middle of everything. You might … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

I have been made aware of something lacking in my life: peace, primarily peace of mind. Inside my head thoughts collide in their rush for attention and, like balls of mercury when crushed, they multiply ceaselessly like some kind of … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People … grace has not abandoned us

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, dealt with the personal tragedy of a child who dies of an incurable condition: progeria, the aging disease. This tragedy caused him to rethink everything he had once … Continue reading

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