Tag Archives: gentleness

Enjoy Me

What a burden I thought I was to carry – a crucifix, as did She. Love once said to me, “I know a song, Would you like to hear it?” And laughter came from every brick in the street. And … Continue reading

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Radically Good

The gospel is radical. Did you know that…? I didn’t, for a long time. I knew the gospel to be God’s demanding rules on our self-denial and the framework for some kind of achievement scale. No kidding. And I took it seriously. And … Continue reading

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Daily Riches: Don’t Try Harder (John Ortberg and Richard Rohr)

Originally posted on Richer By Far:
“When you stretch, you don’t make it happen simply by trying harder. You must let go and let gravity do its work. You give permission, opening yourself to another, greater force. This is not…

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National Coming Out Day

It’s National Coming Out Day! If that feels like encouragement to you, enjoy and leap out of the closet!  If not, take your time. Only you know when you’re ready.  Two bits of advice for those who decide it’s time: … Continue reading

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Rest Here for a Moment

  God is my shepherd; I have everything I need. She lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. She gives me new strength. She guides me in the right paths, as … Continue reading

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From Beauty to Love

I was reading a bit today about “the beauty of God”, and the difference between the power of attraction and power through hierarchies. The goodness and kindness and tenderness of God attracts us, and that’s a different kind of power than … Continue reading

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Annie

           be careful with her/ every move is distressing/ she cannot remember the purpose of what you do   be gentle/ be kind/ and talk with her/ remind her/ every step of the way/ that you … Continue reading

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storytime

When she found herself suffocated by walls, neighbours and traffic, the city’s stink and silvergleam atmosphere of ambition, she began to paint her prison walls; first with a clear, strong gold to feel the light she missed, then layered with … Continue reading

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God’s Prayer In Us

The goodness of God is the highest prayer, and it descends to the lowest level of our need. Julian of Norwich   God prays in us, God prays her goodness into us – and this prayer is the purest and … Continue reading

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Be Still

I have returned from a week’s silent retreat in Wales, and to be still is what I am to do… Let God do the work now. I’ve done all I could. Trust, let go, and fall… God is there already. … Continue reading

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