Category Archives: Peace

INFINITE LADDER

In a peaceful rural location near Lexington, Kentucky, there is a Shaker village restoration “Pleasant Hill”. Years ago, we went there many times when visiting family. After enjoying the excellent Shaker-style food at the restaurant, we wandered the settlement, trying … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Growth, Life, Peace, Rest, Truth, Vocation, Work

SEEKING

“What we seek, seeks us.” – Marsha Sinetar, Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics: Lifestyles for Self-discovery,” 1986. “And I love whoever loves me, And who earnestly seeks me shall find.” Proverbs 8:17 The Bible in Modern English, Fourth Edition, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, God, Healing, Jesus, Love, Mercy, Peace, Receiving, Wisdom

CONTAGIOUS PEACE

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.” [Isaiah 26:3a] What is this Peace which is promised to us, if we indeed ‘stay our minds’ on God? It is first, the result of a unity … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Comfort, God, Growth, Guidance, Inner Life, Listening, Meditation, Mind, Peace, Perfection, Silence

“i” – “I”: TWO SELVES

Spirituality is always in reference to two “I”s, two selves. The “i” of the person and the “I” of the Universe. It is religion in a personal mode, religion from the point of view of the “i” of yourself and … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Eternity, God, Peace, Receiving, Silence, Spirit, Trust

SON of GOD – SON of MAN

Christmas is the re-enactment and celebration of the birth of a baby: Jesus of Nazareth. Who was he? How could an individual born in a remote region of the ancient world in humble circumstances have had a universal impact on … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Growth, Hope, Jesus, Life, Peace

GRANDFATHER and the CHURCH BELL

As Christmas, 2017, comes near, I am deeply impressed with a memory of my grandfather. Kindly allow something personal – a brief reminiscence for this very moving part of the year. Grandfather, born 1876, was an uncomplicated, quiet, friendly man. … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Love, Music, Peace

MORE SPIRITUAL LIFE

“Banish rational religious faith and you open the door to superstition and to aberrations of every kind. Deny the soul, and how can you expect man to live otherwise than as an animal? What we see to-day is a reaction … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus, Life, Love, Peace, Soul, Spirit