Tag Archives: silence

Praying

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 … Continue reading

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“…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. The Silent Worship of Friends

For a number of years, the thought of attending a Quaker meeting crossed my mind from time to time; the little I knew about them had caught my interest. And yet, I hesitated, imagining how uncomfortable I could end up … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Commentary

I’m glad. Here’s a moment, just now, that I enjoy, and cuddle into, and feel comfortable with. Listening to a bit of music, big lights off, sitting on my bed, in a quiet house, a quiet neighbourhood. Nights are lovely. … Continue reading

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Stay With Me

One of my new years’ resolutions for 2015 was to not go to church, at all, zero, this year. Okay. I broke that one twice today. And I promised a friend I’d make an exception for her ordination as well … Continue reading

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Darkness Is Not Dark To You

I’m a bit in the dumps at the moment. Spending too much time not going out, not writing, not painting, not helping myself. I managed to go out today, though, and it was good. I saw some art, some beauty; … Continue reading

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Loyola Hall II

 

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Loyola Hall I

(Loyola Hall is not open for retreats anymore.)  

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What About Me?

If I want my life to be different – and I do – then I need to change the way I make decisions. That’s according to my most recent brainwave. The decisions we’re talking about here are those that concern … 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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At the Friends’ House

Today, for the first time, I worshipped with the “Society of Friends”; for one hour, we sat in silence together, nothing audible happened, nobody even spoke today. The silence I walked into when I walked into that room was far … Continue reading

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