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Ordinary Places

Photo Credit: Dario Valenzuela on Unsplash By Joan Kelley “The discovery of God lies in the daily and the ordinary, not in the spectacular and the heroic. If we cannot find God in the routines of home and shop, then we will not find Him at all.”  Richard Foster I just got home from a vacation in the lush forests, mountains and endless beaches of Oregon.  It was quite easy to see God [...]

By |2018-07-13T12:29:04+00:00August 14, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

God, Incognito

Photo Credit: Robert Murray on Unsplash By Sharon Swing How might your day change if you assume God is present everywhere you go and right where you are? As we learn to recognize and respond to God, I have come to understand that this basic assumption is foundational.  It is a part of what it means to have faith - to assume God’s presence and activity even when we cannot sense it. When [...]

By |2018-05-29T14:16:16+00:00May 29, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Praying

Photo Credit: Stephen Pedersen on Unsplash by Joan Kelley “It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” --Mary Oliver Sometimes I try too hard. I think [...]

By |2018-03-23T14:33:26+00:00March 27, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Voice You Listen To

Photo Credit: Tanja Heffner on Unsplash by Joan Kelley “The voice you listen to is the one you belong to.”  - Jonathan David Helser We all have voices we listen to externally and internally; present voices and voices from our past; loud voices and quiet voices. It takes quieting our body, mind and heart to be able to discern the voice of God from the dysfunctional choir of voices that can distract us [...]

By |2018-03-01T15:10:43+00:00March 20, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Reviewing My Days|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Is Your Past Really More Than History?

Photo Credit: Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash  “We can let the past become something more than history: something that tutors us as we move into the new year. The past is history but the past is alive, because the past is in us.” --Howard Thurman We have a lot of choices with how we handle the past.   We can simply let life happen and choose to avoid our history. We can choose to live [...]

By |2017-10-09T13:38:07+00:00October 10, 2017|Categories: My Life Story, Valley Experiences|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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