Last week I spent some much needed quiet reflection, prayer, and meditation time for four days at the San Damiano retreat cottage on Michaela Farm in Oldenburg, Indiana. I am grateful for the opportunity the Sisters of St. Francis provide through the use of this space. The peace and blessings of that time continues to … More Musings after a retreat . . . Best Possible Life
“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” — Thich Naht Hanh A couple of weeks ago, I snapped this photo of the hornet nest in the woods because I noticed it was getting a little shabby. I suspect the cooler … More Nuttin’ Lasts Forever
I had the honor and pleasure of attending a meeting of hospital and hospice chaplains in my area earlier this week where I had an opportunity to listen to folks who to the work of ministering to our sick and dying in our greater community. They were asked to reflect on several questions designed to … More Survive or Thrive?
Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Native American Proverb I attended a workshop about story telling sponsored by Spiritual Director’s International this past week in St. Paul, MN. The presenter and facilitator was Diane … More Rewriting our stories
“When we take the one seat on our meditation cushion we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things: sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration, happiness.” —Jack Kornfield, “Take The One Seat” Consider how you can create a compassionate meditation or prayer space – what Jack … More Creating our own monastery