My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, My God. 
Oh God, you are my God whom I seek. For you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless without water. 
Thus I have gazed toward you in the sanctuary to see your power and your glory, for your kindness is a greater good than life; my lips shall glorify you.
Thus will I bless you while I live; lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name. As with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied, and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you. 
You are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy. My soul clings fast to you; your right hand upholds me. 
Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9. 


My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, My God. 

Oh God, you are my God whom I seek. For you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts like the earth, parched, lifeless without water. 

Thus I have gazed toward you in the sanctuary to see your power and your glory, for your kindness is a greater good than life; my lips shall glorify you.

Thus will I bless you while I live; lifting up my hands, I will call upon your name. As with the riches of a banquet shall my soul be satisfied, and with exultant lips my mouth shall praise you. 

You are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy. My soul clings fast to you; your right hand upholds me. 

Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9. 



spiritualinspiration:

No matter what weakness you think you may have, no matter what inadequacies or setbacks you’ve encountered, God wants to give you His divine strength. He wants to make up the difference and put you further ahead than you ever thought possible.

spiritualinspiration:

No matter what weakness you think you may have, no matter what inadequacies or setbacks you’ve encountered, God wants to give you His divine strength. He wants to make up the difference and put you further ahead than you ever thought possible.

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A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in him, she is enough.
Stasi Eldredge, Captivating (via yesdarlingido)

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beingblog:

“Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work — hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss — loss of the certitudes, comforts, and hurts that shelter and define us.”
~Jean Vanier from Finding Peace
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Hear more of Jean Vanier in L’Arche a Community of Brokenness and Beauty

beingblog:

“Peace is the fruit of love, a love that is also justice. But to grow in love requires work — hard work. And it can bring pain because it implies loss — loss of the certitudes, comforts, and hurts that shelter and define us.”

~Jean Vanier from Finding Peace

Photo by George Duncan, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

Hear more of Jean Vanier in L’Arche a Community of Brokenness and Beauty


beingblog:

“Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.”
~Walter Brueggeman from Journey to the Common Good
Hear more of Brueggemann in our show The Prophetic Imagination of Walter Brueggemann
Photo by Werner Kunz / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0

beingblog:

“Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.”

~Walter Brueggeman from Journey to the Common Good

Hear more of Brueggemann in our show The Prophetic Imagination of Walter Brueggemann

Photo by Werner Kunz / Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0


Peace I leave with you, my friends. My peace I give to you. And I am with you until the end.

Peace I leave with you, my friends. My peace I give to you. And I am with you until the end.



The liturgy is cosmic art. The reality revealed is the answer to the age-old dreams of the universe, of that creation which is in travail even till now; and again it is both a response and an offering and a cleansing, for this returning of the universe to the Life is itself a renewal of life, a healing and sanctifying and blessing. So, if you learn through the church’s liturgy to be clean of heart, you do three things: you achieve a personal integrity through a worship which is neither rational nor emotional but total, and therefore a total renewal of the self; you recover something of the integrity of the self in the cosmic family and share in some degree in the bringing back of the cosmos to its source; you respond to that divine power which will give you the essential integrity without which nothing else is of importance: the integrity of the self in the infinity of God.
Gerald Vann, from A Lent Sourcebook

beingblog:

“Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect.
In either case, we learn nothing.
If we read or listen with an open mind and an open heart, the rain of the Dharma will penetrate the soil of our consciousness.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh from Heart of Buddha’s Teaching
Hear more Thich Nhat Hanh in Brother Thay: A Radio Pilgrimage
photo by Martina K. / Flickr, cc by 2.0

beingblog:

“Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect.

In either case, we learn nothing.

If we read or listen with an open mind and an open heart, the rain of the Dharma will penetrate the soil of our consciousness.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh from Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

Hear more Thich Nhat Hanh in Brother Thay: A Radio Pilgrimage

photo by Martina K. / Flickr, cc by 2.0


joecatholic:

A beautiful prayer from Blessed Charles de Foucauld.

joecatholic:

A beautiful prayer from Blessed Charles de Foucauld.

(via tenthousandangels)