Tag: christianity

Pentecost: What’s it all about?

What does the word Pentecost bring to mind?

I know a few years ago when I was pondering the New Pentecost needed in our Church I was very focused on the externals.  I think expressing our love for God and praising him with full heart and voice is very important, but I’ve come to realize that there is something more basic going on.

Love is Alive…but are we?

I’m experiencing post-Africa let down all over again.  Having come home right before Easter, for the past few weeks we’ve been singing joyful “Alleliua” songs like this one: Love is Alive Doesn’t that make you want to dance and lift your hands in praise? Okay, maybe it’s just me… But seriously, when twenty women sing…

O Felix Culpa

I’ve been avoiding this post like the plague ever since the Holy Spirit put it on my heart.  I’ve come up with all sorts of other neat ideas for posts and God still nudged me towards this.  No, this is not my last post (although that will be coming soon enough). Writers are made completely…

Thanks for the Compliment!

You may not be surprised to learn that I have deactivated my Facebook, after that last poem I wrote.  During Mass yesterday it finally sunk in that this has to be a time for prayer and fasting.  I asked God what He wants me to fast from and I knew the first thing had to be…

Are You Ready? As I'll ever be…

Are you ready? I’ve been getting this question a lot in regards to entering the convent.  We ask it often of couples about to get married or have children.  We ask it when people are moving.  Basically we ask it when big changes are happening.  I’m starting to realize this question makes little sense.  Am…

I Mustache You a Question

I am blessed to live with a philosopher-princess.  She is a wealth of information(5 year olds know everything), the most honest person I know, and asks the questions of a true philosopher. One minute we are doing all sorts of silly things like making salami mustaches and she bursts out from the depths of her…

Praying with Merton

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. Yet, my heart is joyous. ie possessing the qualities of, full of – joy   I do not see the road ahead of me.   I cannot know for certain where it will end. But that it will pass by the place of the skull.Though it…

A Litany of Unity

“I pray…that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be in us” ~ John 17:20-21 Lord, let us not tear asunder what you have made one. Holiness and Suffering Joy and Sorrow Love and Sacrifice Desire and Fruitfulness Your Death and Resurrection Your…

Let's Not-Stick With Dualism

In the post “Man is a unity” I discussed our bad habit of attempting to separate the material and spiritual.  Why is it so important we see ourselves as whole persons?  God always, always works towards union.  Therefore anything resulting in disharmony, discord and disunion is turning us away from Him.  Everything is from God…

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