Tag Archives: Rayne United Methodist Church

“Sneaky Grace,’ as Anne Lamott calls it.

The following lines really speak to me from Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway: “Everything slows down when we listen and stop trying to fix the unfixable. We end up looking into other people’s eyes, and see the desperation, or let them … Continue reading

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I want more…

I want more than the experience of mindfulness these days. I want heartfulness: loving-kindness and compassion as the focus of my life and contemplative service. I have been in several mindfulness retreats in 2018, and many over the years. So … Continue reading

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“Okay, I guess I will let you lick me on the neck.”

That’s what Rocky the dog┬ásaid to Fury the cat. And he continued: “It feels like compassion, and I could use some compassion about now.” In this way two pets became my teachers. Letting others have compassion for us, which helps … Continue reading

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A Meditation Experiment

This morning I decided to try a meditation experiment, a new way of entering into the Presence at the center of being. A drum, a unique phrase from The Gospel of Thomas, and my singing voice were involved. The phrase … 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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