Author Archives: Robin

About Robin

I am a musician, artist, and writer living in The High Country Western North Carolina with my dog, Birdie. I've played guitar and worked in churches for over 30 years and have sang and worked in a church longer than that. Hope to share life and music in lots of different ways with you! I am also the webdog for this site and the God in the World site. Check out my full website at www.jrobinwhitley.net

“To live is holy…”

“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”  ~Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Living on top of a mountain is a great way to learn how to embrace the now. Heschel’s quote above echoes many of the teachings … Continue reading

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For the New Year by Jane Blackburn

A new year is upon us. What shall I put on my list of resolutions? How about a resolution Not to resolve anything new? The quest for perfection Is useless, and deceiving, and disheartening. The world shouts at us Look … Continue reading

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Restoration

Originally posted on prayers of my heart, a collection of articles and writings by C. Alicia Randolph:
Lake Erie, December 30, 2018.                                Photo by: CAR…

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Advent Longings: Pondering Strasbourg

Originally posted on prayers of my heart, a collection of articles and writings by C. Alicia Randolph:
It is an Advent night, cold and dark and quiet, with an edge of longing darting through my reflections.  International news has caught…

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Holiday Season is also Holy Day Season

“Let’s find a way to share our gifts of spontaneous love and compassion moment by sacred moment, seeing all the while the Great Gift of interconnectedness and heart… Let us be reminded of that and rejoice in the light of … Continue reading

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Forgive and Forget? by The Rev. Richard E. Sindall

The following article is written by The Reverend Richard E. Sindall and has been reprinted here with his permission. For more information, please visit his website at Faith Thinking Aloud. “I can forgive, but I can’t forget.” I hear that … Continue reading

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Fall on My Knees (a poem by JRobin Whitley)

During the healing service, I wanted to fall on my knees again. How long it has been since I, sinner and saint, felt the presence of G_d and wanted to fall on my knees. G_d had not been absent. There … Continue reading

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