Voices of the Community

Voices of the Community

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In his book, Invitation To Love, Thomas Keating writes: “On the spiritual Journey there is usually someone in our family, our business or in our community whom we cannot endure, someone [...]

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When I was ordained in 1965 I had no idea what spiritual formation meant or how to experience God, which is another way of saying I didn’t know how to [...]

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In college, I happened to work the early morning shift at the Crowell Hall Reception Desk at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago. After I sorted the morning papers, I [...]

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“Slow down, you move too fast.” These are lyrics that I grew up on. I really did not fully understand what they meant until about five years ago when I [...]

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It is Autumn. As I make the daily drive North from Rio Rancho to Santa Fe I am aware that Brother Sun rises later and later. No matter how many [...]

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“In the silence we are guided by the spirit.”Thomas Keating As I sit and think about my life’s journey, I am keenly aware of God’s presence and action and how [...]

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Each day, Oh Lord,May I offerless to You;Each day to be diminished,Until I am so decreasedby Your Hand and your loveso grown in meThat I become totalemptinessfor You to fillor [...]

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The reptile’s top priorities are fewFull tummy, sunny rock, and babies newIts consciousness is narrow as its tailSurvival pure and simple will prevailOur human brain includes the serpent styleOur lowest [...]

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On my flight from Chicago to Denver, my talkative seatmates clearly thought I was out of my mind: “You’re not going to Snowmass to ski but to pray? For ten [...]

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The Wind
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fierce wind blowingwidely splittinghigh white blue skyever opening enter all into the circlesit upon the tiles of treesgather quietsilence round uscalmly breathinghoping peace fierce wind blowingrushing wildlydown snow mountainsblasting free [...]

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I often wonder about my Centering Prayer practice even though I have been doing it for over 15 years. There are times when all seems well and then many times [...]

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I am an ordained Protestant minister who has benefited greatly from contemplative prayer.  I speak from experience with a way of being open to contemplative prayer called Centering Prayer. I [...]

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