Monthly Archives: March 2012

Contemplation of Julian of Norwich’s Six Understandings

This blog is a condensed version of the contemplative prayer session facilitated at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church during Sunday School in West Huntington. To be a mystic is to be a person who wants to connect more deeply with God, the Mystery. … Continue reading

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What is a Mystic?

Mystics are people who have a direct connection to God–but they aren’t different from anyone else; rather they are people who practice the religious tenets of love and compassion, trying to purify their hearts and do right by others and … Continue reading

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Quit your day job to become a writer?

This is an icon of Julian of Norwich. She was purported to be the first woman to write a book–back in the 1300s. It is a classic of mysticism. I don’t believe it ever earned her a penny, and even … Continue reading

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Empowered to Write: Indies

To write simply is as difficult as to be good. – Somerset Maugham When I first encountered the term “Indies,” I had no idea who or what this meant. I soon learned this was the shortened version for Independent Publishers, … Continue reading

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Julian of Norwich: Vision of Jesus

  Julian received sixteen showings from Jesus. Revelations of Love, the record of her experiences, upon which she contemplated for many years, grew into a longer book, full of fresh insights about the nature of God that are relevant today. … Continue reading

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Forsythia Wisdom

We planted this forsythia years ago at the side of a grassy strip on the top of our “mountain” where the land falls off, giving way to a cliff, overgrown with weeds, pine trees, and saplings. We fed it with … Continue reading

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Books for Sale

    Christina St. Clair, award winning author, former shop-girl, chemist, and pastor, is currently a spiritual director, Reiki Master (don’t read too much into the title master!), wife, animal lover, and writer. She says, “Boring life? Let’s not do … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Julian of Norwich

As I continue my reading of Revelations of Love by Julian of Norwich, I continue to learn from this amazing fourteenth century mystic. This woman is only thirty years old, sure she is going to die, and so are those … Continue reading

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Abundance

 I don’t know what these little blue flowers are called, but to me they are a sign of grace and so I’ve named them abundance. They seem to come out of nowhere long before any other spring flowers show. Their … Continue reading

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Terrible Toes historical novel, England, 1950s

My latest novel is now on Kindle. Cost is $3.05. Note the amazing cover! I did not do it If you are interested in historical fiction, life in England in the 1950s, you might like this. I wrote it for … Continue reading

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