With the events of these last few days, I've found it difficult to pray in my own words. "How Do We Respond to This Really Horrible Day?" I read in The Huffington Post, and I've been wondering too, "how can I pray about this really horrible day?" Since I can't seem to do that in my … Continue reading How Can I Pray About This Really Horrible Day?
A reflection on working through Dave Harrity's Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand. Discovering the poetry in prose, and my life as poem.
There are many ways to read Sacred Pauses on your own or in a group setting, and in the next few months, I'll be leading two different retreats based on the book that I'm really looking forward to! Below is the experience of just one group to spark some of your own ideas. If your group is using the book or already finished, please do let me know--I'd love to hear from you, and a photo is a bonus!
Last Saturday I went looking for the Sacred Fire that had been burning day and night throughout the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event. After so much hard listening, it was a relief to leave the main TRC building and walk silently toward the centre of the site where the Sacred Fire had been burning day and night.
Sandra Heska King is a wonderful photographer and writer who describes herself as "seeking stillness and simplicity to see." In this guest post, she shares her words and photographs as sacred pause.
I needed some quiet during this year's American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature sessions, and I found it in an art exhibit on the Sistine Chapel in honour of its 500th year anniversary.
Prayer can be very wordy, but it doesn't have to be. Centring prayer, breath prayers, and lectio divina are forms of contemplative prayer where the emphasis is less on my words of prayer and more on being in God's presence and receiving God's word.
If today is Monday, then Anne LeClaire isn’t talking. It all started 20 years ago when she decided to take a day of silence—no conversation with her husband, no talking with her adult children who might drop by, no chatting with friends on the telephone—and since that time she’s observed two days of silence each … Continue reading Listening Below the Noise