The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope Thomas Merton says this about the person who has come upon the spiritual dark night, “If a man in this night lets his spirit get carried away with fear or impatience and anxiety, he will come to a standstill. He will twist and turn… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – November 30, 2022
Month: November 2022
Advent Week 1 – November 29, 2022
The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope The story of the golden calf (Exodus 32) provides a cautionary example of what might happen if we don’t have faith while we wait. As they waited in the desert, the Israelites lost faith in the God who had saved them from Egypt and… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – November 29, 2022
Advent Week 1 – November 28, 2022
The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope It’s worthwhile to repeat the Henri Nouwen quote from yesterday. “We can only really wait if what we are waiting for has already begun. So waiting is never a movement from nothing to something. It is always a movement from something to something more.”1… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – November 28, 2022
Advent Week 1 – November 27, 2022
The Wisdom of Advent – Learning to Wait Week 1: Hope As we light the first purple candle in our Advent Wreath for the first week of Advent, I’ll explore what Advent can teach us about the roles of hope and faith as we wait. Waiting often involves hopeful anticipation, fear of the unknown, or… Continue reading Advent Week 1 – November 27, 2022
This year, explore what what the liturgical season of Advent can teach us about learning how to wait.
Gratitude and Letting Go
Just when we get good at adding things to our lives to make them better, we realize it may be time to start letting things go. How do we be grateful for this?
What We Take for Granted
There’s a specific daily prayer practice that can help us take less for granted and be more grateful.
Gifts & Graces: October 2022
Here’s my random gratitude collection of mostly small but sometimes large things that helped make October better.