Vibrancy and Dormancy

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I’d driven to an area where Sandhill Cranes often stop to rest during their winter migration. Not too far away was an open and dry fen dressed in its autumn blonde and gold. At its lowest point a small brook meanders past poplars, scrubby shrubs, and wild grasses. This little tributary turns into a full [Read More...]

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Increments of Evil

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I wrote about how both God and Satan work incrementally. Not so long ago I came upon this quote in the book, Song of the Sparrow by Murray Bodo, OFM: We drift away from God so easily; not fast but easily. And before we know it, we are far downstream from God trying desperately to break our [Read More...]

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Quote, Equus Passage 8/20

These past two weeks have been filled with joy, and some powerful sufferings. In the past three days alone I have come to know of a friend facing infertility, another’s crippling physical pain, and a woman with emotional challenges so deep that I fear for  her soul. We all face suffering–physical,  emotional, or spiritual. It is always [Read More...]

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Quote, Equus Passage 7/30

The following quote just about sums up who I am as I strive toward my eternity; to be centered in God as I experience Him in His creations and to be a small light that offers the same to others. (Its from my first book.)   We hunger to return to our place of origin with [Read More...]

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Quote, Equus Passage 7/16

We are all on a journey, mine is as a Benedictine Oblate. Not until a friend, Elizabeth Scalia, said “Go, look here…” did I find this path to becoming more of who I am. The following quote sets well: A mature contemplative is far more simple than any child or any novice, because theirs is [Read More...]

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Quote for Equus Passage 7/9

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~John Southard This quote came by way of a friend, Terry Feuka. She is the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Resource Center Program Director and Media Specialist at St. Francis Retreat Center…and the best reference/library person ever! I’ve thrown her [Read More...]

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Equus Passage 7/2

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And since all this loveliness cannot be heaven, I know in my heart it is June. ~Abba Goold Woolson             [Read more...]

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Equus Passage 6/25

Each morning we must hold out the chalice of our being to receive, to carry, and to give back. It is good to recall  familiar quotes and remember why they echoed in our hearts. This one is by Dag Hammarskjolde, and over the years, one I have tried to follow. (Why Equus Passage)     [Read more...]

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Equus Passage 6/18

Sacrifice is not about giving up things. As Fr. Cameron wrote, it is about doing whatever we can to generate as much love as we can…it is the way we eagerly adjust our lives so that our greatest desires for love come true.   (Father Peter John Cameron, OP. Jesus, Present Before Me; Meditations for [Read More...]

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Equus Passage 5/28

Art by Claire Stoner, 2004.

Who bends a knee where violets grow a hundred secret things shall know. ~Rachel Field God gave us the things of the earth to gladden our hearts, that through His creation we may draw closer to Him and, for a moment, restore the peace of Paradise.   (Art by Claire Stoner, 2004)   (Why Equus Passage) [Read More...]

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