Many of you know by now that each new year I let a word choose me -- as suggested by the Abbey of the Arts: "give me a word" we ask – something to nourish me, challenge me, a word I can wrestle with and grow into. The word which chooses us has the potential … Continue reading My Word for 2019
And in the midst of that I've overlooked beautiful sunrises. I've gulped down coffee and food while thinking of totally unrelated situations. I've worried about things that are beyond my control.
I've forgotten too much of what I learned on my cancer journey.
Do any of the rest of you have wildly varying moods during the holiday season? Since just before Thanksgiving, I've found myself feeling all kinds of emotions - deep sadness, profound joy, overwhelming gratitude, debilitating listlessness, plain old grouchiness - a full range. Sometimes all in the same day. I've been trying to be present … Continue reading The Poignancy of the Season
So it's time for me to take another silent retreat. Silent retreats do my soul so much good. I leave tomorrow for an eight-day centering prayer retreat and will be in silence about five and a half days of it. Three hours each day of centering prayer/meditation. No internet or online access. No phone calls. No … Continue reading Into the silence again