Our E-Reflections, meditations on the twisting journey of faith, express the desire to foster reflective practice in a daily life often mobbed with urgent and demanding voices. They comprise Regular, Advent, Lenten reflections plus our magazine.
Shame and vulnerability; Website: downloadable topic sheets launched; Invisible church - book review; New groups - East Lothian Group: An oasis with bite and Explorers
Life is precious. Follow me - Lynn Darke. Retreat in Daily Life. New website launch.
The flight of faith; The sacrifices of God; Reaching out to the unfamiliar; Relinquishment and Albuquerque; Striding arches; Looking again at Respect
Faith in 'journey'; Treasures of darkness; Being read; The cost of prosperity ;Ben Lawers Nature reserve trip: Look well to each step.
For to us a child is born.
Advent…is full of the imagery of God breaking into the settled ways of the world. Sarah Mullaly
All dreams are a gift to us
Bidden or not, He will come. C Jung
Fear and joy
Journeys we'd rather not embark on
Stillness before the loving gaze.
Crossing thresholds with the Spirit
Drawing back and being drawn
Breaking with the past
Crossing the trust threshold
Questions and requests
The 'holy' threshold is crossed
Christ is risen!
Father into your hands I commit my spirit
It is finished.
My God, why have you forsaken me?
Woman behold your son.
You will be with me in paradise
They don't know what they are doing
The 7 sayings.
They are not supposed to do that!
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
"Take off the grave clothes and let him go." (John 11)
With God's help I shall become myself. Soren Kierkegaard
One cry, and I stumble from bed. Morning Song, Sylvia Plath
There is a time for birth and death, …. embracing and parting. Ecclesiastes 3
Welcome, Child of love, God is here to bless you.
Celtic Daily Prayer, Dedication of a child
I have walked through many lives. The Layers, Stanley Kunitz*
I still haven't found what I'm looking for. U2
You are the Messiah. Matthew 16:15
He is the Life. W.H.Auden
Be patient with regard to all that in your heart is still unresolved Rainer Maria Rilke
It is essential to experience all the times and moods of one good place. Thomas Merton
Feeling at my wit's end, I took a walk. Kathleen Norris
It is by choice and not by chances that we change our circumstances. Nadia Sahari
Let me not follow the clamor of the world, but walk calmly in my path. Max Ehrmann
It is the sound of singing that I hear. Exodus 32:18
All we can touch, swallow, or say
aids in our crossing to God
and helps unveil the soul.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Joseph took the boys from Israel’s knees and bowed respectfully, his face to the ground. Genesis 48:12
westlin’ winds and fernie braes, Northern lights and siller tides Kathleen Jamie
Slideshow credits: The weald of Kent, Samuel Palmer. Journey of the magi, James Tissot. Derision of Christ, Colmar. The fog warning, Winslow Homer