Tag Archives: Jesus

Wish Upon a Boddhisatva

   Japanese Boddhisatva. This blog is the continuation of an unpublished biography of Yasunari Kawabata, a Japanese literary genius who won a Nobel Prize for literature.  When he was young, he lost his mother, and then his father. While living with his grandfather, his … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Sixth Thursday in Lent – April 10, 2014

“Wanting to do something and being unable is, in the eyes of God WHO sees our hearts, as though it were done.”   St. Mark the Ascetic from 226 texts *** There is a struggle in me to accept good intentions … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Third Tuesday in Lent – March 25, 2014

“Hear things that strike us dumb with awe: we become members of Christ; Christ is my hand, my lowly foot; do not blush, Christ is in my every organ.”   St. Symeon the New Theologian.  949-1022 *** We frequently hear that … Continue reading

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Fear Not

I’ve never forgotten the sermon I once heard by Fred Craddock, when he talked about the disciples in their small boat being tossed about by the storm.  They were terribly afraid, but here comes a man walking across the water … Continue reading

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Just As You Are

May this meditation/contemplation give you fresh insight, enrich and free you from wounds of the past. Listen to the following piano meditation: Just As I Am (8.5 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdnZ4m0XP_8 Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was … Continue reading

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More Life

I am constantly amazed at the richness of the Bible and how it is so often trans-cultural and timeless in its spiritual message.  The New Testament written 2000 years ago still speaks today in many ways. Here is the scripture from … Continue reading

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Standing Out or Outstanding?

Have you ever noticed how one tree stands out more than others? There is a maple tree in my neighborhood where I love to walk.  It looked as if it were dying when the leaves turned brown quite a while … Continue reading

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Birthright: Royal or Holy

  What a great joy the birth of a healthy, wanted baby is–such as the infant with the very big name: George Alexander Louis, baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William, heir to the throne of England, a future king.  … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

  Here are two images of sacrifice.  On the left is the Jesus Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with arms stretched wide to remind people, I suppose, of how Jesus was nailed to the cross where he died horribly … Continue reading

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Godsoul of Humanity–Jesus?

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/freshwater-rivers  In a conversation with fellow Spiritual Director, Cindy Neely, I became aware that she used different words than I to describe spiritual awareness.  She used the terms emerge and organic. I used the terms arising and within. These imply … Continue reading

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