"There are many different kinds of brave. There is the bravery of thinking of others before yourself." ~ Mrs Darling, from Peter Pan.
It's a famous hymn, it's origins dating back to Ireland some 1500 years ago. Believed to have been written by an Irish poet, St Dalian who had lost his sight and his lost vision inspired the opening line - "Be thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart." But does this hymn, this prayer have an application to us… Continue reading Be Thou My Vision
"Let us be silent, so that we may hear the whisper of God" (Ralph Waldo Emerson) “His voice is the whisper after the noise” (Kalley Heiligenthal) The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful… Continue reading Enter the Quiet
"To eyes that see, every bush is a burning bush." (Eugene Peterson) "All of life is sacred, every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are." (Shauna Niesquist)
What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.
“And the heart must pause to breathe” (Lord Bryon) In our fast paced and busy days we need to carve out time. Time to let our heart, our soul breathe. Time when we intentionally slow down - when we take ourselves away from our to-do lists, our phone notifications and the chatter of life. Quietness… Continue reading The Heart Pauses
Apparently in French you don't say "I miss you." You say "tu me manques" which means "you are missing from me." I love that. It has so much more depth than just "I miss you." It suggests that you aren't complete without the other person. That they are of real significance to you and their absence… Continue reading Tu me manques