Tag Archives: Stillness

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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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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A Message about Holy Cross Episcopal in Valle Crucis, NC, USA

Living in the mountains has many advantages for me. First, there is something in the mountains that is intangible but that gives me great joy. Then, there is nature and that gives me joy regardless of the landscape, but the … Continue reading

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Prayers are Like Wildflowers

Wildflowers have always been a favorite of mine. Yet, what some call wildflowers, others call weeds. That may make some wonder why I would title this blog writing, Prayers are Like Wildflowers. Isn’t that similar to saying that prayers are … Continue reading

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A Poem for Reflection

Ode to the Joyful Ones by Thomas Lux Shield your joyful ones. —from an Anglican prayer That they walk, even stumble, among us is reason to praise them, or protect them—even the sound of a lead slug dropped on a … Continue reading

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Changes in our World

Our discussion group talks about a lot of different things honestly and with tons of heart. We hope to address the seasons of the church year (Lent, Holy Week, Easter, etc), but often the world’s ways impact our conversation in … Continue reading

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Filling Our Cup

   “Simply be open and allow yourself to be held in the shelter of God. …Do not doubt your own spiritual experience.”    ~Joyce Rupp The past few weeks we have had a visit from a foster parent telling his … Continue reading

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