Mid-Day Peace (A Lenten Pause)

This season of Lent, I am focusing on the monastic practice of seven daily pauses. Each week, I offer you a poem and piece of gradually changing art for each pause. Last week, we rested at the Blessing Hour (9am). This week, we break at Noon, the Hour of Illumination. A wonderful book greatly aiding me through this series is Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr. We’ve reached the noon hour. There’s no turning back. The cool, dark shadows are gone, a ribbon of sun stream at its’ peak, Yes, look close— a white energetic glow falls over all the…

The Jesus Gap (Formation Resources, Pt. 3)

Hi friends, As a follow up to my last two posts (The Jesus Gap, Parts One and Two), I wanted to give you some resources that have been helpful on my path for your further exploration. Books to Read: Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie Thompson A wonderful overview to introduce you to spiritual practice in your everyday life. Inner Compass by Margaret Silf This book is a friend for your inner journey. If you’re asking questions like, “What is my life about? How do I decide between all the choices coming at me? Isn’t…