Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rest and Retreat

Chapter seven of The Monastery of the Heart is “Retreat and Reflection.” This, in essence, is what our little prayer group that meets on Wednesday nights is doing—retreating to reflect together on where we are versus where we want to … Continue reading

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Silence

Silence Joan Chittister writes: Silence. . . brings us beyond the noise of chaos and clutter and confusion of a spinning world to the cool, calm center of the spiritual self. (The Monastery of the Soul, ch. 5) David writes: … Continue reading

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Life, Death, Life

Within the months following my husband’s death in 2011, I told my pastor that one extremely comforting thing was that the grief was just pure grief. I didn’t have regrets or remorse, I didn’t feel there were things I wished … Continue reading

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