Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Gift that is Present

Stories have a certain kind of potency to them.  Stories convey life lessons that often make rote learning seem shallow.  Long after they are told, stories can continue to inspire the hearer who in turn can draw multiple layers of … Continue reading

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The Uniqueness of Christian Contemplative Prayer

Finding information on meditation and techniques is quite easy today.  Classes are taught at Buddist sanghas, Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, yoga studios, health clubs, gyms…just about any place where people can gather.  In metropolitan areas, there are often large outdoor … Continue reading

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Sometimes We All Have Pain

It’s a classic song from my high school days.  I’m surprised how often I find the song playing as background music in my mind.  It was in 1972 that singer-song writer Bill Withers released this soulful tune: “Sometimes in our … Continue reading

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