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Pace e Bene – 16 January 2021

Picture and quote courtesy of Pace e Bene.

“Until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes –
Until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all, without regard to race –
Until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained.
But we know we shall win as we are confident in the victory of good over evil.” — Bob Marley

Evening Prayer – 15 January 2021

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Thank you Lord for a day of study and reflection

Thank you for the wonder of your creation

Thank you for your call to Be Still

As the night beckons us to sleep

May your Spirit surround us with your love

And now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

The Truth that Sets Us Free — Jake Owensby

“Before the truth sets you free, it tends to make you miserable.” This is Richard Rohr’s amplification of Jesus’s famous teaching: the truth will set you free. (Falling Upward, p. 74; John 8:32)

What I take Rohr—and more basically Jesus—to be saying is something like this. Truth liberates us from the confines of a narrow heart and a misguided mind. And before we are able to feel the relief of new-found freedom, we will experience the disorientation and anxiety of letting go of our habitual way of making sense of things… read more at https://jakeowensby.com/2021/01/15/the-truth-that-sets-us-free/

Evening Prayer – 14 January 2021

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Today has been a day filled with opportunities

Opportunities to support and encourage

Opportunities for sharing and reflection

Opportunities to learn and be challenged

Opportunities to support and encourage Social Justice

Especially this night, I am thankful to be with my sweetheart and partner in live, love, and ministry

Yes, I am also thankful for our sweet puppy

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 13 January 2021

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Today has been a challenging day, Lord

It has been a time of deep reflection

It has been a time to seek Spirit’s presence

It has been a time to simply Be Still

Through it all, you have guided me

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Healing the Wounds of the Earth – Paul Hawken – Pace e Bene

Image and quote courtesy of Pace e Bene

“Healing the wounds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or a conservative activity; it is a sacred act. It is a massive enterprise undertaken by ordinary citizens everywhere, not by self-appointed governments or oligarchies.” — Paul Hawken

The Body Doesn’t Lie — Ronnie McBrayer

Words of wisdom from my friend and co-worker in the faith!

It began harmlessly a few days ago. I was tired, experiencing achy joints, and had that general feeling of malaise. I got a Covid test, It was negative, but that did not make me feel better (swabbing your brain rarely does). So, I carried on in search of the holiday spirit, until on Christmas Eve […]

The Body Doesn’t Lie — Ronnie McBrayer

Evening Prayer – 11 January 2021

This is Bat Cat, our friends Dan & Nicki’s Maine Coon cat. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Coon)

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

It has been a wonderful day of vacation

A time to relax with dear friends who are family

A day of laughter, stories, relaxing, and simply Being Still

Being entertained by Bat Cat and Pixie

Mealtime and fellowship together

Watching the NCAA National Championship game (Roll Tide!)

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Contemplative Walk – Christine Valters Paintner

“A contemplative walk is one without a particular destination in mind, only an invitation to connect to your heart, breathe deeply, and listen to how things are unfolding before you. What is shimmering in the world around you, beckoning you to pay closer attention? Allow some time to be present to the world and to really notice the signs of winter in your neighborhood.” 

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD  Sacred Seasons: A Yearlong Journey through the Celtic Wheel of the Year – A Self-Study Online Retreat

What new insights burst forth in this lavish attentiveness to the world’s rest?

Evening Prayer – 10 January 2021

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

What a wonderful Lord’s day for worship

While we are worshiping from our homes

I definitely feel connected to our church family

After work and a short drive we settled in for the evening

A wonderful dinner with friends who are family

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…