Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids–My Contemplation

Contemplation: Read the Scripture slowly three times. Seek God’s presence in prayer.  Sit in silence for 20 minutes. Journal.  Matthew 25:1-13 (NIV) The Parable of the Ten Virgins 25 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins … Continue reading

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Mid Month Meditation–bridesmaids and the groom

The Parable of the Ten Virgins Read the scripture three times, fast or slow, out loud, to yourself etc. Sit in silence for 20 minutes and imagine yourself in the “story,” asking God for insight into your life in the … Continue reading

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Invitation–but not to a Tea Party

This is a photo of an original Japanese woodblock print, Chikanobu, A Tea Party. I chose it to represent my book, Ten Yen True, co-authored with Amanda Armstrong which had a very strange beginning, inspired by a ten yen coin that … Continue reading

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Easter Reflection

Easter was almost upon us. It was snowing outside my window–heavy white April snow that I hoped wouldn’t damage the dogwoods which were about to blossom. I was so looking forward to enjoying their white glow, but it got very … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Holy Saturday – April 19, 2014

“All praise be yours, my God, through Sister Death, from whose  embrace no mortal can escape.”   St. Francis of Assisi  1182-1226            A long time ago, on every Holy Saturday in our convent chapel, a prone image of the deceased … Continue reading

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Heart and Body–Wine and Bread

I found myself wanting to run from the hospital examining room where my husband was undergoing a drug procedure to try to stop ventricular tachycardia.  “Okay, you’re here, Philip,” I thought. “Doctors, nurses, professionals can take care of you now. … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Good Friday – April 18, 2014

“If the only prayer we utter is THANK YOU, it would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart Current media espouse the physical and mental health benefits of grateful living; it reduces stress and boosts the immune system. Keeping a gratitude journal … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Holy Thursday – April 17, 2014

“Suddenly in the night, the whole world was gathered up before God’s eye in what appeared to be a single Light.”   St. Gregory the Great 540-604 Walking with God sometimes one experiences “gathering experiences”.  Some people ask me why I … Continue reading

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Deepen and Heal Your Life through Reiki Touch Healing Prayer

The following is a series of seven reflections and spiritual exercises combining Eastern Reiki healing using chakra centers with Western Lectio Divina and Scripture.    I. Introduction When I was first introduced to Reiki, it was by a friend who wanted to put … Continue reading

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