Category Archives: Proverbs

Recovery of a Sense of Reverence

“If I have a subject, it is… the rediscovery of the manifold ways in which our lives can be shaped by the recovery of a sense of reverence for life.” Barry Lopez Orion Magazine recently captured the moving tributes of fellow … Continue reading

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The Gift of Diminishment

When I suffered with a serious disease many years ago, I found time on my hands to negotiate a course correction as it were.  Contemplating many things, I came upon the “Spiritual Letters” of Francois Fenelon, a French Bishop of the … Continue reading

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Hope is a Verb: Practice It!

LisaNotes.com provides many (many!) insightful posts on Hope. She clearly has thought about and exercised hope over a lifetime. Lisa provides a wonderful little book on Practicing Hope. Below is the index from her website: Lisanotes.com: 1 – Hope Is a Verb. … Continue reading

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The Integrated Life

Nicky Gumble picks up on this famous quote by Marquez told to his biographer Gerald Martin.  Gumble writes about the relationship of an integrated life to holiness and wholeness: Holiness is about living an integrated life, rather than a dis-integrated one. … Continue reading

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The Things You’ve left behind

Jamie Cullum live at Music Matters 2009. In an interview with Ralph Simon Jamie talks about collaborating with Clint Eastwood on the Grammy nominated Gran Torino title/theme song, finishing up with a unique live performance. Gran Torino Realign all the … Continue reading

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Silent Listening, Listen Silently

In The Need to be Listened To – I was struck by the lyric that captured prayer at its most primal: Anyone, please send me anyone Oh, Lord, is there anyone? I need someone Parker J. Palmer speaks to this … Continue reading

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I Sing Because…

For those for whom worship of the Living God is woven into the fabric of life, one of the sad laments during this time of social distancing has been the loss of communal worship – the singing of praise to … Continue reading

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