Wandering Homeward Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Wandering Homeward day of learning and retreat is next weekend and we would love to have you join us.   There are still spaces available.   This one-day seminar explores Spiritual Development across our whole lifespan from a Celtic Christian Perspective.  We will consider characteristics and possibilities inherent in each chapter of human life.   You will …

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Wandering Homeward – Retreat – Saturday, October 6, 2018

Wandering Homeward Saturday, October 6, 2018 The Great Author writes and rewrites the story of Creation and Redemption uniquely in each human life and all expressions of Life.   We are all beautiful expressions of God.   Our origin is of God, our destination is God, and the journey between beginnings and endings is a Divinely authored …

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Transitionary Time

Here in the magnificent Pacific Northwest, the last few days have been a falling back and forth between seasons, a wild gyration between the tomb of winter and the fresh life of spring.    Nature reminds us, as she does every year, that the interplay between death and life is vital, regular, and right.   This …

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Diane Ackerman – A Natural History of the Senses

Reflecting on leaves falling, Diane Ackerman writes: Though leaves lose their green life, they bloom with urgent colors, as the woods grow mummified day by day, and Nature becomes more carnal, mute, and radiant. We call the season “fall,” from the Old English feallan, to fall, which leads back through time to the Indo-European phol, which also …

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The Revival of Celtic Christian Spirituality

Beldon Lane assists us in understanding a bit of the history of Celtic Christian Spirituality and its modern importance. __________ An excerpt from: BACKPACKING WITH THE SAINTS, by Beldon Lane, pp. 44-45 The retrieval of Celtic spirituality has been an important development in religious thought over the past hundred years. It allows us to put …

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Suffering Isn’t

Since I wrote the post called "Suffering Is", I've been pondering my own ponderings.  In that post I suggested that, to be fully alive, we must embrace the reality of suffering and incorporate it into the life-journey.  Otherwise, we spend our energy navigating around suffering instead of being present to what is.  I still think that is true.  But …

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Suffering Is

Kirk Webb Suffering is.  There is no escape from suffering, and if you live with your eyes open then suffering is available on a daily, dare I say hourly, basis.  Sometimes it visits as a horrible crisis or tragedy.  Sometimes it whispers from the walls of an empty room saying "you are alone".  And sometimes …

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