Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 11

In forming our contemplative communities, we explored a vision, (“What is our ideal of how the world should be?”), and a mission, (“What steps shall we take toward accomplishing that vision?”). We began with a vision of the world as … Continue reading

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Food, Fun, & Transformation

So what’s happening to us when a group of middle and upper class church people learn to actually have fun sharing food with street friends? It’s one thing to show up at some place of human need and distribute a … Continue reading

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The Gate of Images: Practicing Beauty

One of my favorite discoveries on a contemplative path is how images can be bursting with Spirit, or can touch the soul, or can move my heart. Some images restore my life when I have felt devastated. Some images fill … Continue reading

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Missing or Discovering the Moments

A very happy girl stands in a flower field of City Park in New Orleans, laughing from the deep belly, (making fun of me as I recall). She is all in, totally present in the moment, not missing a bit … Continue reading

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