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Stepping into our Calling – Ordination of Maria Thornton McClain

Home > Blog Index > Stepping into our Calling – Ordination of Maria Thornton McClain “The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience.” -Leo Tolstoy  I’ve been thinking about the ordination of the former nun, Maria Thornton McClain. When we feel called in [...]

2017-07-21T14:26:02+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living, Spirituality|6 Comments

Earth Lessons

Home > Blog Index > Earth Lessons “I’d rather be a forest than a street, yes I would, if I could … I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet …” -Simon & Garfunkel, “El Condor Pasa” song lyrics “I know we’ve come a long way, we’re changing day to day, but tell [...]

2017-07-21T14:26:27+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|4 Comments

On the Journey of Change

Home > Blog Index > On the Journey of Change “Hear the children crying (One Love!); Hear the children crying (One Heart!), let’s get together and feel all right.” -Bob Marley – One Love (song lyrics) What does it take to embody great change? Love, kindness, respect . . . There’s a remarkable video [...]

2017-07-21T14:26:47+00:00 February 24th, 2012|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|0 Comments

Healing the Heart (Relationships and Forgiveness)

Home > Blog Index > Healing the Heart (Relationships and Forgiveness) "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” and Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22, New International Version “Being motivated by compassion and love, [...]

2017-07-21T14:27:11+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|0 Comments

Welcome – 2012: Fulfilling the Vision

Home > Blog Index > Welcome – 2012: Fulfilling the Vision May I be filled with loving-kindess May I be well May I be peaceful and at ease May I be happy --Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart For anyone with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or newborn babies, you already know that 2012 [...]

2017-07-21T14:37:05+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Daily Living|3 Comments

Waging Peace

Home > Blog Index > Waging Peace "If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children." -- Mohandas Gandhi “Many think peace in the world is impossible. Many think inner peace cannot be attained. It’s the one who doesn’t know it can’t be done who [...]

2017-07-21T14:36:18+00:00 November 14th, 2011|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living|8 Comments


Home > Blog Index > Kindness “People livin in competition. All I want is to have my peace of mind.” --Boston, Peace of Mind (lyrics) “It’s not about the money, money, money . . . We need to take it back in time. When music made us all UNITE.” --Jessie J, Price Tag [...]

2017-07-22T04:26:53+00:00 November 5th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|0 Comments

Gentle Blessings

Home > Blog Index > Gentle Blessings “How could anyone ever tell you, you were anything less than beautiful? How could anyone ever tell you, you were less than whole?” -- Libby Roderick, How Could Anyone lyrics Sunlight on autumn leaves is an incredible sight. It fills my heart with awe and gratitude. [...]

2017-07-21T14:45:44+00:00 October 8th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living|4 Comments

Light and Love

Home > Blog Index > Light and Love “When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.” --The Beatles, Let It [...]

2017-07-21T14:45:13+00:00 September 10th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living|2 Comments

Works in Progress

Home > Blog Index > Works in Progress “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” --Rabindranth Tagore “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” --Willa Cather Spiritual and self-help books make everything sound so easy. In five simple steps or seven easy lessons, [...]

2017-07-21T14:41:36+00:00 August 7th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|2 Comments

The Highest Love

Home > Blog Index > The Highest Love “Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” --Martin Luther King, Jr. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." --Martin Luther King, Jr. I recall an image from the civil rights movement of an angry [...]

2017-07-21T14:40:55+00:00 May 29th, 2011|Categories: Current Events, Spirituality|3 Comments

From the Heart

Home > Blog Index > From the Heart “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone. Oh yes, I can make it now the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for. It’s gonna be a bright, Bright sunshiny day.” --Jimmy Cliff (lyrics). [...]

2017-07-21T14:41:02+00:00 May 8th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|2 Comments


Home > Blog Index > Courage “Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.” --Hermann Hesse “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” --Tao Te Ching (Stephen Mitchell translation). When we think of courage, we may envision legendary, heroic leaders such as Nelson Mandela [...]

2017-07-21T14:43:55+00:00 April 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Feminine Divine

Home > Blog Index > The Feminine Divine “If that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For I have been with you from the beginning.” --Starhawk, The Spiral Dance “God is coming, and is She pissed.” --Bumper Sticker Last night, I was thinking a lot [...]

2017-07-21T14:18:37+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Categories: Spirituality|2 Comments

Indigenous Wisdom

Home > Blog Index > Indigenous Wisdom “We’ve miscommunicated with our environment for a long time, not knowing its language.” -Bear Heart, Muskogee Nation “I deeply feel that the indigenous peoples of this planet are keepers of the cultural and spiritual map to another good place. If we all collectively contribute our energy, [...]

2017-07-21T14:21:40+00:00 March 16th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living, Spirituality|0 Comments


Home > Blog Index > Prayer “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi I was watching an older movie last night, Hidalgo, about a man on a 3,000-mile horse race across the Arabian Desert. There is a scene in the movie, near the end, where his [...]

2017-07-25T11:05:03+00:00 March 16th, 2011|Categories: Poetry|1 Comment

Let In The Light

Home > Blog Index > Let In The Light “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen In “Song of the Soul,” Cris Williamson sings of the Spirit Divine, “let in the light it will heal you.” For me, sunshine, music, nature, and meditation bring in a soft peaceful [...]

2017-07-21T14:20:04+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Categories: Daily Living|0 Comments


Home > Blog Index > Possibilities “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” --Henry David Thoreau If you could have anything in your life today, what would it be? What about keeping the door open for good things to enter, even if you do not yet know what [...]

2017-07-21T14:20:32+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Daily Living|0 Comments


We are like leaves on a tree: different colors, different shapes, and different branches that extend in various directions. We have different religions and languages. But we are all connected. We share the same planet. We share the same sky, the same need for food and water, and the same need for love and compassion.

2017-07-24T10:21:53+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Categories: Current Events, Spirituality|Tags: , |0 Comments