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God Works in Secret

Reflect Today reflect on a passage from Henri Nouwen, “Whereas the way of the world is to insist on publicity, celebrity, popularity, and getting maximum exposure, God prefers to work in secret…in God’s sight the things that really matter seldom take place in public.” What comes up as you consider these words?  Pray Today I

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Why Was There Extra?

I am driving down the road toward my favorite walking site. It’s humid, but nothing like it was yesterday. I’m overwhelmed. I can’t even finish reading any articles right now. International news, social issues, issues of faith. Just as one violent or tumultuous news story recedes, the next one appears. I live in a scorched

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The Impermanence of Our Lives

I’ve lived my whole life trying to figure out how to outmaneuver suffering; yes, how to fly away. But I have no wings. What if I just surrender to Thich Nhat Hanh’s idea and let my suffering open to its fullest feathers of love? Both as a mother and as a daughter whose mother is

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Morning Birds

Reflect Today, before checking your email, your phone, and connecting with the outer world, can you start your day noticing the simple, nearby joys already here? Pray Morning birds, let me hear you.Morning birds, you, too, must know God.Because you begin to call out the precise moment that night tips toward day.You’re the first to

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We Are Found

Reflect During Lent, as we are called to look more closely at the Stations of the Cross, we witness Jesus falling for the first time, and his mother being there.  May this prayer remind you that Mary sees how heavy your own cross can be. Pray Dear Mary,Perfect mother that you are,when your child needed

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Art and the Holy

I turn to art, as I always do, in trying to understand the holy. The first thing that came to me initially as I dove into the miracle of the loaves and fishes was a perfect carving of two identical fishes facing one another, just barely kissing. The only darkness in the granite is the

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