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Advent 2020: Week Three

Advent 2020: Week Three

"...a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit..” This offering is taken from an online advent retreat I'm hosting this year. The recording is one reading from Isaiah and a Lectio Divina on a...

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Advent 2020: Week Two

Advent 2020: Week Two

"In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” This offering is taken from an onine advent retreat I'm hositng this year. The recording is the Lectio Divina and reflection but below I also offer the additional...

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Advent 2020: Week One

Advent 2020: Week One

"And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.” This offering is taken from an onine advent retreat I'm hositng this year. The recording is the Lectio Divina and reflection but below I also offer the additional lectionary readings for week one. If you'd like to...

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A reflection on compassion

A reflection on compassion

We are one with the love that identifies itself with us no matter what From the book Christian Mediation by James Finley the words of this reflection offer hope and make a way for us to enter into and live from a place of deeper compassion both towards ourselves,...

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What is meditation? A reflection and a practice

What is meditation? A reflection and a practice

Awakened to our eternal oneness with GodWith help from the book Christian Meditation by James Finley.  Meditation is a word that we hear a lot these days. It can be applied in many different ways to many different forms of spirituality. Within the Christian faith,...

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A Majestic Meditation

A Majestic Meditation

God's splendour is a tale that is told, his testament is written in the stars This mediation comes as a Lectio Divina (to know more see my blog explaining what this is entitled What is Lectio Divina? I have taken word for word a blog from The Daily Meditations from...

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Walking: rest for the soul, joy for the heart

Walking: rest for the soul, joy for the heart

One step at a time I recently brought a small reflection on Erling Kagge’s book on silence. He also wrote a similarly small book on Walking and today I want to reflect on it as it too contains some great treasure. I will do this alongside my own thoughts. No stranger...

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A blessing for absence

A blessing for absence

A blessing for absence by John O'DonahueToday, a Lectio Divina of A Blessing for Absence from Eternal Echoes by John O’Donahue Eternal Echoes by John O'Donahue A Lectio Divina is a contemplative way to read the Bible, poetry or any other forms of written word. We come...

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A meditation on loss

A meditation on loss

A Meditation on loss inspired by John O'DonahueThese short reflections on loss come directly from a book called Eternal Echoes by John O’Donahue Eternal Echoes by John O'Donahue It is a beautiful book. John is a poetic and profound writer. These words come form a...

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Making space for joy

Making space for joy

Making space for joy Making Space for Joy I was reflecting this week on how important it is to give attention to joyful moments, to savour the awe and wonder of life and to celebrate the gifts that come to us, however seemingly small and insignificant. It’s very easy...

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