Oswald Chambers – Christian author, teacher and minister – was born in Scotland in 1874. He wrote extensively with clarity and precision on discipleship and obedience to God in the Christian faith. Even though his teachings are directed to followers of Jesus, the essence of his teachings is universal. He does not mince words. And… Continue reading Here and Now
In today’s ongoing pandemic culture, fear has taken on a whole new meaning. As people of faith, we are expected to handle ourselves in the face of adversity and fear with calm and courage, but it can become an endurance test for even the most faithful when circumstances persist. In the following article, the beloved American Buddhist nun and author, Pema Chodron, offers a perspective on dealing with fear and anxiety that is relevant to the uncertainty many are facing in our changing world.
Click on the title link for a deeper perspective on the current situation at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. From Episcopal priest and blogger, Jim Friedrich.
Whether big or small, any light is better than darkness. Think of the stars in the sky. There are millions of them and however small each one appears to be, they leave us speechless in their beauty when strewn across the sprawling canvas of a night sky. Not to mention, the patterns they create have… Continue reading Be a Light
The following excerpt from Principles and Purpose of Vedanta by Swami Paramananda (1884-1940), outlines the 4 Yogas that have as their highest aim: union with the Divine. It is intended as a companion piece to “The Wisdom of Vedanta”, posted on 06/02/2021. “The practical part of the teaching of Vedanta is called Yoga, which literally… Continue reading The Four Yogas of Vedanta
Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, calls meditation a “prayer of the heart”. Meditation enriches other forms of prayer to which we are more accustomed, such as the prayers we say when we gather as a group, when we wake up in the morning, before a meal or during a… Continue reading Meditation and Prayer