Device Protection (Reprise)

(Originally posted to TheViewFrom5022 in February of 2016) There is a tendency, these days, for people to make an almost knee-jerk adjustment from experiencing real and intense events, to suddenly detaching from that experience by putting a cell phone in front of their faces.  That shift from experiencing the moment to recording the moment, protects …

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Great grace was upon them all

This morning I have combined Lectio Divina with my Centering Prayer practice.  This first reading of this morning’s lectionary is describing the harmonious life among the early believers after Jesus’ resurrection. It is from the Book of Acts.  “They were of one heart and one soul and they had all things in common…nor was there …

A modern day psalm

I was fortified. I consciously followed Jesus as my Pattern, I practiced the presence of God, I knew kenosis, self emptying...but, I was stunned silent. Devastated. I was knocked off my feet. Discombobulated! I was unprepared for the cruelty and jealousy In a 'religious' enemy of my soul. I was condemned and falsely accused. I …