Inspiration

Mystery Being Revealed 

Reflections for contemplative living

The law of the lord is perfect. It revives the soul. (Psalm 19) Lately, I am understanding that I need healing in my relationship with authority.  It makes sense as, during most of my formative years, power or authority was used in a negative way, and I rarely had the benefit of unconditional love to shape my identity.  I’m seeing how this skewed way of thinking has played into my persona of the quiet rebel.  The one pointing within playing out in destructive patterns around eating and drinking too much without boundaries at times.  

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Inspiration

Where Kindness and Truth Meet

Reflections for contemplative living
Art by Melanie @ Just Be-loved

The other day I was walking on campus, running late to a meeting. As I was rushing through a sea of people trying to get where they were going, I passed a gentleman who was looking at a map.  I walked by and continued a few steps ahead, and then listened to my heart. 

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Inspiration

Forgotten Prayer 

 Reflections for contemplative living

I can’t pinpoint the day or describe how it happened but the gift of my vocation was eventually revealed to me.  I became painfully aware that I didn’t really know how to love and yet I was so strongly called to love. This is when I leaned in, got curious and dived deep into learning, listening, hearing, and finally understanding. 

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Inspiration

Beyond The Surface

Reflections for contemplative living

Recently, when I was talking with a friend and asked how she would like to grow in her spiritual life this year, she answered that she would like to see more fruits of the spirit in her life, like patience. We find growth in our spiritual life through the fruits that we produce.

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Inspiration

Seeking Wisdom

Reflections for contemplative living

The practice of Lectio Divina allows us to discover what God’s passages in the Bible mean for each of us personally. I’m slowly working my way through the Gospel of Matthew, which is rich with wisdom. When I “Ask” (my word of the year), I usually find an answer during my time in the Word or holy reading.

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Living The Mystery

Reflections for contemplative living

As humans, we want certainty. It’s part of our very nature. Most of us don’t like change but change is necessary for growth.  As a result, we lose our sense of mystery.  When we lose our sense of mystery, this sucks the very life out of us. 

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