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Luminous Lodge #6

At the end of February, Luminous Lodge #6 was moved to Rosamond A due to frozen pipes in the lodge. It was a wonderful experience. When we heard about the frozen pipes and had 33 CSB women registered for the evening, we did not want to cancel. We brought our student helpers to see Rosamond […]

Seeing Something Beautiful

When you see something beautiful for the first time, how do you react to the beauty in the moment? Recall that we have just celebrated Easter, a time in the liturgical year when we are remembering the Resurrection of Jesus. For a moment, I want you to put yourself at the entrance of that empty […]

I Hope Your Life Gets You to Heaven

My greatest life lessons came from my eight years volunteering for hospice. I listened to people tell me about the importance of spending time with others. I learned about the value of quiet times to think, to appreciate what you have and not worry about what you don’t have. I heard a lot about spirituality, […]

Transformation and a New Shore

Richard Rohr in his “Daily Meditation” (March 9, 2018) compares change and transformation. He says, “Change of itself just happens; but spiritual transformation must become an actual process of letting go, living in the confusing dark space for a while, and allowing yourself to be spit up on a new and unexpected shore. The deep […]

Daily Meditation for Friday, March 16

Along with the green beer, Irish step-dancing and singing old Irish songs, St. Patrick’s Day also has a serious side. St. Patrick is the patron of Ireland, but his first introduction to that land occurred at the age of 16, when he was kidnapped from his home in Britain and sold there as a slave. […]

Daily Meditation for Thursday, March 15

People in Africa like to say that “The path is made by walking.” They know that once or twice won’t do it. They know they have to make a habit of walking the same route or acting a certain way before they can expect noticeable change or long-term results. Our culture, on the other hand, […]

Daily Meditation for Wednesday, March 14

Animals remind us that friends can come in all shapes and sizes. If you share love with a cat or a dog, your return home is cause for a celebration—a wagging tail or even a little dance. The gift of a favorite toy might be dropped at your feet. There are life lessons to be […]

Graced Encounters

Recently, I read Dr. Christopher Pramuk’s book Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters Across the Color Line, in which he invites people of good will to stand courageously in the breach between what is and what is possible, daring us to imagine a world of cross-racial friendship, justice and solidarity. “In the breach”: not an […]

Daily Meditation for Tuesday, March 13

What’s your favorite comfort food? Mac and cheese or bean burritos? Jambalaya or fried Spam on white bread? Whatever it is, we often turn to it when we feel lost or besieged and need to remember a time when we felt at home and accepted. But what about the old mental and emotional habits we […]

Daily Meditation for Monday, March 12

Often people who listen to music on YouTube write responses. After listening to J. S. Bach’s Adagio, listeners commented: “Who else realized they got really sad while listening to this music?” “I cry every time I hear this sublime music.” “Sad. Sadness of the noble…” “So beautiful…and kind of…lonely.” “So beautiful it makes me cry…” […]