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Why Celtic Christian Spirituality?

Kirk Webb January 2018 I am often asked why the Celtic spiritual perspective has my attention and why I am willing to be guided by this ancient and modern tradition.    The answer is certainly complex and multi-layered, as I suppose any of us would have to admit about our spiritual choices, beliefs, narratives, and influences. …

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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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