Understanding God. Impossible.

Understanding God is impossible. When I first read that, I was bummed. Thomas Keating‘s actual statement is: “God isn’t something you can understand.” I have spent a whole lot of time and energy trying to figure out the what, how, and so many why’s about God. That bummed. Hard to accept that I can’t understand […]

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:47 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My Go at Centering Prayer: Not Yet Successful

Maybe my years of mindful meditation have made my recent stab at centering prayer more than tricky. Fr. Thomas Keating says the reason for centering prayer is “to contribute to bringing the knowledge and experience of God’s love into the general consciousness of the human family.” It is a discipline meant to get us past […]

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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God’s Dwelling Place.

What wonders some discoveries bring. New ways of saying and seeing things that affirm (perhaps expand) what I already know and believe. Discoveries that are new “Aha!” producers. “I was created in God’s likeness and image; I am God’s dwelling place.” (Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2016-2017) First half of that statement […]

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 10:33 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Morning Prayer: 39/100. User-friendly Praying.

A couple of weeks ago I made May’s well-being calls to my list of people from church. Purpose of the call is to ask if they’d like a prayer and offer to share one with them. This time one person went into some detail about why s/he would like a prayer. I asked if they’d […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 at 5:45 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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