Tag Archives: discernment

Coming Home?

For quite a while now, and for the first time since I left Germany, I have been feeling homesick. And I have this voice in me that says, “I want to go home. Please, can I go home now?”  It’s a … Continue reading

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2015

This is a year I begin without any specific expectations or goals to work towards. Last year I thought I might leave my job towards the end of the year to join a religious community. The year before I had … Continue reading

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New Year, New Way?

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33  I’m still thinking about my last post, “What’s Wonderful?”, or at least pondering the state of my mind and heart in writing that. … Continue reading

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What Brings Your Love Alive?

As so often, I am once again quoting from a wonderful blog called “Richer By Far” – from a post called, “When You Don’t Need Spiritual Disciplines”: The master was asked, ‘What is spirituality?’ He said, ‘Spirituality is that which succeeds in bringing … Continue reading

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Give Me a Pathless Place To Wait

“… waiting for clarity of call, waiting until God shows us the next right step, waiting for the Spirit to go ahead of us to light the way. When it’s not clear to us what is invited, we wait, watch … Continue reading

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On The Edge

“What the saints and mystics say is that some event, struggle, relationship, or suffering in your life has to lead you to the edge of your own resources. There has to be something that you by yourself cannot understand, fix, … Continue reading

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Daily Riches: The Knowledge That Transcends Learning (Donald McCullough, Thomas Aquinas and G. K. Chesterton) *

Originally posted on Richer By Far:
“Some things–perhaps the most important–cannot be grasped, regardless of the reach of one’s intellectual prowess. They can only be received. There is a knowledge that cannot be gained by thinking or reasoning or deducing…

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I Ask Where Home Is

  I ask where home is/ and you answer/ Here with me/ you even handed me the keys/ and while you wait/ with the table prepared/ candles lighted/ slow steam rising with tantalising scents/ flowers to draw the eye in … Continue reading

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Where Are We…

…on the whole religious life discernment thinking? While I am still sifting through all the things that come up to tell me it’s all nonsense and don’t I have anything better to do – no, nothing’s changed. I still want … Continue reading

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Mind Games

My main occupation (unfortunately the one I’m not paid for…) is the “figuring life out”-part of the day. Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? Who is God? I think that covers the main questions… Over … Continue reading

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