Monday, September 21

Tag: finding god

Looking for a Place to Belong

Looking for a Place to Belong

Challenge, Change, Christianity, Church, community, Grace, Grief, Healing, Hope, humor, inclusive, Longing, praying with poetry, Rituals, sabbath, solitude, spiritual practices, Spirituality
I seek sacred space. I need sanctuary. I crave community. There was a time I believed I could find all those things in church. It's been a long time since I've tried, and I'm not sure why. I picked up a book a few weeks ago called Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe for my Amazon Kindle. I've been reading books like this lately trying to figure out what it is that's keeping me from going back. Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church and Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing are helping me not by giving me the answers I'm looking for, but by reminding me that I'm not alone with my questions. Rachel Held Evans and Reba Riley are millennials by age, but I find I have more in common with them than I would expect as I'm almo...

Shouting Stones – Prayerful Tuesday

contemplation, Creation, Creator, Ecology, Environment, faith, God, Gospel of Luke, Grace, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, life, listen, Mystery, Mythology, Nature, prayer, spiritual practice, Star Dust, Universe
Luke 19:40: He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” Power of 10 Are We Alone in the Universe, Updated May 3, 2011 by Securityscience Several years ago someone sent me this video that imagines going out from a 1 meter distance by a power of 10 up to 1020 Km or 10 million light years, then coming back to earth to 1 meter starting point and doing a reverse trip into a leaf by a power of ten to 10-16 meters or 100 Atómeters (that’s 0.0000000000000001 meters).  What has always fascinated me we could have kept going forever if we are traveling away from earth, there is no limit that we know of to the distance we can travel.  However, 10-16 is the smallest we can get if we reverse the trip.  After this point all is mystery.  What lies beyond that limit ...
Mindful Monday: Keep silence

Mindful Monday: Keep silence

Buddhism, mindfulness, peace, poem, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Lately, my ears are ringing from the sound of too many words, my eyes burn from reading too many words, my mind aches from thinking too many words, and my voice is tired from speaking too many words. In that spirit, today I offer you Rumi: “Keep silence,” be mute; if you have not yet become the tongue of God, be an ear. Rumi (from Mathnawi, II-3456)  Shhh... Silence is the ground of your being. ... for Mindful Monday   © March 9, 2015, post: Donna Pierce Photo credit: TheGiantVermin, "Dog Ear," taken 4/5/14