Tag Archives: Spirituality

Try Being Less Spiritual and More Decent

“What then should we do?” That was the cry of the crowds who were touched by John the Baptist’s message in the region of the Jordan, that God’s ax was laid at the root of the trees, and those that … Continue reading

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Knowing and Not Knowing: The Holy Trinity

Tomorrow is Holy Trinity Sunday. I believe the best thing about the doctrine of the Trinity is its nod to unknowing. The early church beat back several attempts to make the knowledge of God manageable. Gnostics wanted to  have a … Continue reading

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NY Times Article On Christianity and Animals

The October 15 edition of the NY Times has a wonderful article by Mark Oppenheimer on the fascinating of the love of animals and the Christian faith. We urge our friends to check it out. Here is a link which … Continue reading

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First Blessing of the Animals Goes Well

On the afternoon of September 25 Heatherhope Farm hosted its first Blessing of the Animals—an event we hope to host annually. We purposely did not advertise this event too widely so that we could keep the numbers small and feel … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa and Ireland

Learning from Mother Teresa while in Ireland Continue reading

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Dressed to Impress or Clothed with Christ?

Reflections on Galatians 3:23-29 Pentecost 4 C  “Are you going out looking like that?”  That’s what my mom used to holler at me as I was going out the door dressed in my normal hodgepodge way. Our family didn’t believe … Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations

Competing at sheepdog trials robbed John of energy and shrank his world. He learns not to rely on drugs, but on spiritual work to counter these forces. Continue reading

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Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative prayer is a form of prayer that opens the mind and heart to rest in God’s presence and listen to God rather than ask God to listen to us. A major assumption for experiencing this way of praying is that God is always present and is actively inviting us to live fully with the Holy Spirit’s leading. Continue reading

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