December 13, 2019

That same voice is a sounding trumpet in the embrace of divine love, for it resonates with kindness, and by means of humility gathers the meek, and with mercy anoints their wounds. The voice of divine love flows with the rushing water of the Holy Spirit and the peace of God’s goodness. Humility plants a garden with every fruit tree of God’s grace, encompassing all the greenness of God’s gifts. Mercy smooths all the suffering of humankind with a balm.... Read more

December 9, 2019

Photo by Milagros Guemes on In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’” John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem... Read more

December 5, 2019

The church frequently reports extraordinary things, and sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous. Therefore, I advise you not to accuse your brother Roricus unjustly in your heart, and not to move beyond the bounds in speaking depraved words about him. God knows that you do not act rightly in this matter. Beware that your Lord does not blame you for this anger of yours and other similar matters. May God pardon you for all your sins.To... Read more

December 4, 2019

Don and Lee Talk About Happiness This week I was unable to record with Don, but I thoroughly enjoyed the episode. It was great hearing Don sit down with another person in his discipleship group. Honestly, I want a Don and Lee series. Check it out. I have been having audio linking issues so if it’s not popping up check it out here. Read more

December 2, 2019

Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground... Read more

November 28, 2019

Once again I heard a voice from heaven that said this to me: God has commanded for humanity’s benefit all of creation, which God made on the heights and in the depths. If humanity abuses their position over the rest of God’s creation and commits evil deeds, God will then allow other creatures to punish us. Other creatures are not here just to serve our bodily needs. If we appreciate them as God intended, our souls will benefit.Liber Divinorum Operum... Read more

November 26, 2019

unsplash-logoGareth Harper When I was growing up, Christmas was about a few things. First among them, obviously were the gifts. Giving and receiving the right ones. However, there was something about that change in the atmosphere, not just because of the weather, but the attitude everyone had with one another. Maybe that is why this has always been my favorite time of year. From mid-November to December 34th I am in my element. I mean, to be fair, I start... Read more

November 21, 2019

And I heard the Living Light, say to me: Therefore you see “an extremely bright light,” which signifies the Father, who is without the stains of illusion, failure, or deceit. And in the light is “the figure of a man the color of sapphire,” which represents the Son, who is without the stains f hardheartedness, envy, or evil, and who before time began, was begotten of the Father in divinity, but afterwards became incarnate in the world in humanity. And... Read more

November 14, 2019

  A few months ago I realized I wanted to learn more about the mystics of the Middle Ages (well, pre and post Middle Ages as well).  I realized that the only parts of church history I am aware of, or writings of church fathers, are centralized around the men of the past. And for myself, I wanted to change that. I wanted to be able to honor those that came before me, and try and find more of the... Read more

November 10, 2019

Her bookshelf For everyone who has waited patiently and been praying faithfully, here is the latest: our social worker returned from a trip to Malawi this week to explore the barriers to obtaining visas. The adoption process is smooth with Malawi but the US counselor is reluctant to grant visas without a letter from the social welfare office within the district, which is not something this office typically does. There is a meeting between directors of social welfare, the orphanage... Read more

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