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Being in a monastery during Advent was like being inside a cozy New England Inn during a terrible nor’easter – a terrible, loud, windy, snowy storm. Sitting by a fire with spiced, hot wine during a gale-force-winds-storm is how it felt to sing and pray by candle-light in a habit while the world around us rushed by

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Kneading our daily bread

When I ask for “my daily bread” what is underneath my request of God in “The Lord’s Prayer” is not simply bread, but the kind of real honesty which bread implies. Give me integrity – a real thing being a real thing. Let me be real by knowing who I am, knowing what I want

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Writing Rule of Life – loss and grief

Grief is heavy. It drags one down like a burlap bag of scrap metal over one’s shoulder – it weighs down, heavy, and sharp metal ends – jagged, rusty tear-stained bits poke through the burlap and then the shirt into one’s fleshy back.

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Writing a Rule of Life – a consideration of our thoughts

We spend a lot of our time thinking, we humans do. And much of our thinking is fear-based, shame-based and anxiety-producing causing sleepless nights and cancer. So our Rule of Life needs to have some chapters that help to remind us of how we want to be in relationship with our thoughts – what our own thought-boundaries are, or what we hope them to one day become.

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A Rule of Life: Prayer

This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a ministry of St John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO by Charles LaFond     This is

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