This post is adapted from my afternoon talk at the Bethany Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat in April. A year and a half ago, at Thanksgiving, Susan showed me a little book she’d made with all the verses of Ephesians printed in it, six or eight verses to a page. She said she was going to memorize it. [...]
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At my feet, sunlight shimmers off a small stream. My eyes follow its trickling over blue-gray rocks to the tide line low on the shore. Wind fills white sails on the Sound. Mountains rise hazy blue in the West. Children call and clamber on boulders that tumble to the water. They lift little rocks to [...]
This post is adapted from my afternoon talk at the Bethany Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat in April. Contemplative attention is simply the practice of paying attention, of being attentive in the moment, to the moment. It doesn’t require mountaintop monasteries or the silence of early morning before the birds start singing. It simply requires mindful [...]