Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Suffering of the Beloved

I find myself thinking about suffering in a new way–my brother is very ill with septicemia and pneumonia. One lung was severely damaged. The other was clear. It seemed to happen very fast but no doubt he’d been getting weaker … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Sixth Friday in Lent – April 11, 2014

“Join to every breath a sober invocation of the name of Jesus and the thought of death” Evagrius the Monk   346 – 399 *** Evagrius a monk and probably a priest was born about the middle of the fourth century.  … Continue reading

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Lanterns for Dark Nights

During the up and down time of serious illness of our loved ones, when we feel lost and helpless, we so need comfort. My brother’s recent serious illness had me crying, aware that he might die.  Of course, I hoped … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Fifth Tuesday in Lent – April 8, 2014

“I am not sure that in this life we attain the fourth degree of love, to love ourselves for God’s sake.  We live in a world of suffering and tears, and experience God’s mercy and justice in that compassionate context.” … Continue reading

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More Life–Dry Bones Sermon

What a joy it was to hear the choir at Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church practicing “Dry Bones” for the worship service on the fifth Sunday of Lent. It was both inspiring and fun.  The children stayed after their children’s moment … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Fifth Monday in Lent – April 7, 2014

“The more the mind approaches perfection, the more the soul is in covenant with God.” Richard of St. Victor *** What could Richard mean, as “the mind approaches perfection”?   Are we to believe as we gain more knowledge we become … Continue reading

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