Tag Archives: Christine Valters Paintner

Get Your Travel On

This is a good time of year to travel.  Take an inner journey…  Do some adventurous self exploration and then reemerge with new form and flower.  For those of us in climates heading towards spring, this journey is an echo of what the natural world is doing.  And for those of us getting ready to start Lent…

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And it was Good!

I am bouncing in my chair happy today!  I am excited and honored to be featured in Christine Valters Paintner’s Abbey of the Arts blog with a Monk in the World guest post. And it was Good Contemplative drawing is one of my favorite practices as a Monk in the World.  The story of contemplative drawing in my life…

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What was the sound?

“A magical sound.”  Was the answer of a young girl to Rev. Rusty Butler’s question.  He asked “What was the sound of the resurrection?” during Easter morning children’s time. Brilliant – a brilliant way to look at a story in a new way to add meaning and dimension!  Over the course of Holy Week I…

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The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get

These days I have more than plenty to do, even more than plenty that I would enjoy doing.  (Housework is just not making the list.  🙂 ) What I’m learning is to start by not doing.  Most mornings I meditate – often by simply sitting and breathing, letting thoughts float away.  On “me” days when…

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