Guide to Goodness

Good Friday Lord’s Passion: Action Speaks Louder than Words

So much of my life I was caught up in what people would say instead of basing reality on their behaviors.  This likely stems from having significant relationships in my life who were emotionally unavailable to me in my formative years.  This destructive coping mechanism led me into a lot of wishful thinking and living… Continue reading Good Friday Lord’s Passion: Action Speaks Louder than Words

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Week Twenty-Six – Finding Goodness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.  The Breath prayer, says the Gravity Center, is an ancient Christian prayer practice dating back to at least the sixth century. Historically, it is associated with the Eastern Church, particularly Greek and Russian Orthodox churches. Known as the “Jesus Prayer” or “Prayer of the Heart,” early practitioners… Continue reading Week Twenty-Six – Finding Goodness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Twenty-Five. Sacred Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.  The Litany of the Holy Spirit. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter and Helper to be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth. . . . You know this Spirit, for it abides with you and will be in you.… Continue reading Week Twenty-Five. Sacred Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Twenty-Three. Fortitude in Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.  The Gravity Center focused on contemplative activism, provides a Loving Kindness meditation as an unconditional, inclusive meditation practice that aids in the development of radical compassion for yourself and others. Called metta bhavana in the Buddhist tradition, this practice may be adapted or used as a tool… Continue reading Week Twenty-Three. Fortitude in Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Twenty-Two. Gentleness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself, expands my hope and kindness Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. The Narrow Gate of Contemplation Who mentors you on how to live life? Research shows that we are influenced by those we surround ourselves with.  As I was called to love, I’m realizing how important it… Continue reading Week Twenty-Two. Gentleness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Twenty-One. Hopeful.  Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. Creating Space Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. Victor Frankel  Recently Brene Brown talked about the need for creating space. It was helpful for me to see… Continue reading Week Twenty-One. Hopeful.  Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Twenty. Hopeful.  Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. When I choose to live life, I become life. When I don’t, I’m not contributing/offering my best self to this one precious life I have to live. Today we contemplate a reflection from Word on Fire on what it means to live life.

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Week Nineteen. Hopelessness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results,” says we often overprioritize intensity over consistency, but consistency is what matters most when it comes to making progress. This practice is not intense. It can be done in literally one minute. If/when you have time for… Continue reading Week Nineteen. Hopelessness. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

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Week Eighteen. Fortitude to Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. Our society shows all the signs of classic addiction, and it is helpful to think about this as a metaphor for what the biblical tradition called “sin.” In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr draws the connection between the Gospel and the Twelve Step Program. It is helpful… Continue reading Week Eighteen. Fortitude to Love. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.