The practice of contemplative prayer is teaching me how much of life is actually a practice of returning to what matters most over and over again. This insight has been a beautiful and unexpected gift. Where would you benefit from gently returning in some way to what matters most in your life?
Ash Wednesday and Lent may seem like a gloomy season, but they can also be a beautiful practice to prepare for the inevitable places of brokenness that come our way to show us that there's always hope for healing and resurrection. Today's post shares why I've come to treasure this season.
In this last blog post before the holiday, I offer my counter-cultural Christmas wish for you—one that's better suited to those of us that have walked through life's broken places and have the kintsugi scars to show for it.
At Halloween/Samhain/Allhallowtide, we observe a time of the thinning of the veils between our everyday reality and the spirit realms. Our wounds can also function as thin places in the veils both on the "trick" side and the "treat" side. How might seeing your wounds as thin places change the way you respond to them?
Our spiritual practices can often seem like added chores on our to-do lists, but they are actually practice in opening to grace and the voice of Spirit that can sustain in life's ordinary times as well as in life's most broken places.