Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 7 – Only Listen, Only Let Go.

Today’s extract from Nouwen says it all really… “Every time I try to meditate on a sacred event such as this [the Presentation at the Temple], I find myself tempted to think about it in an intellectual way.  But today … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Becoming a child of God

ooer… here I am, once again having doubts about some of the underlying assumptions in today’s extract from Nouwen and prayer. Nouwen seems to think little children are “poor, gentle, and pure of heart… the peace-maker hungry and thirsty for … Continue reading

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Today’s passage from Nouwen reads as follows: “True ministry goes far beyond the giving of gifts.  It requires the giving of self.  That is the way of him who did not cling to his privileges but emptied himself to share … Continue reading

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I’m really not at all sure about today’s readings. Or rather, the quote from Nouwen makes sense, describing how we run from our inner pain by filling our lives with “people, books, events, experiences, projects and plans…” rather than listening … Continue reading

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Day 21 – To Know the Value of All

I am unique. There is no-one quite like me. Do I hear whispers or cries of “well there’s a relief then – there’s only one of her!!”? 🙂 If I’m unique, that means I am special. The word “special”, in … Continue reading

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Day 20 – True Identity

Who am I? I suspect that might just be the single most important question in the universe. Not “Who do you think I am?” Not “Who do you want me to be?” Not “What role(s) do I fulfil?” Not “How … Continue reading

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Day 19 – It’s all in the Preparation!

Second attempt at writing and posting a blog on WordPress – oh boy, was yesterday a learning curve! Without the help and support of Pam I’d never have made it this far! Nouwen writes of at least the glimmer of … Continue reading

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