“How can this be?” Mary asked when Gabriel told her she was miraculously pregnant with the Messiah. Her husband Joseph must also have asked “How can this be?” when he discovered her pregnancy — and who she was pregnant with!… Read More »“How Can This Be?” Echoes of the Ages
Is the whole world quarantined? It sure seems so! A cosmically ordained retreat, a lockdown of unprecedented proportions. For some people it might even be healthy, powerful time of going inward and facing what lies beneath. What are you learning… Read More »This, Too, Shall Pass — Echoes of Oak Trees
Sometimes waiting is good and healthy — a time of preparation and anticipation. But sometimes waiting is an excuse to passively accept a hopeless situation or life of quiet desperation. We say we’re waiting and even praying, but we’re really just stuck.
My weekly Sounds of Silence contemplative prayer group meets in the sanctuary of an Anglican church. The other night, I looked up…up…up…way way up to the top of the tall, faintly glowing stained glass windows. There was a pane of clear glass. Directly in the middle of that window pane was the crescent moon, shining as bright as the sun in the dark night sky.
I don’t know about you, but my time and energy is too valuable to spend focusing on things I can’t change, dwelling on the past, or regretting stuff I said or did. Instead, I’m meowing and purring like a happy cat basking in the sun, licking the last of the fish from my paws and whiskers.
Last week the editors of alive magazine sent me an assignment — and the topic is the most interesting one I ever received from them! There’s a message in this for you, too. An echo of connection, a reminder that everything in your life is happening for a reason.