Prayer Prescriptions

True Forgiveness

Prayer For Forgiveness- Podcast 141

The Boston Marathon Bombing Happened 2 years ago. The same hold true today as it did then, after a contentious trial, finding the bomber guilty of the mass destruction and murder. Here is a prayer I wrote for that occasion:   1) May those of you closely involved feel the outpouring of prayer and love […]

Beautiful Early Spring

Throw Away Children-Podcast 139

   Sometimes you find a book that fits everything you’ve ever thought a book should be. No one told me about “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” by Kim Edwards.  I walked into Barnes and Noble, and strolled right to the book in question and bought it. The book immediately reveals the story line, most all of the characters, and […]

Empty Heart Of Paradox

Empty Heart Of Paradox- Podcast 137

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  – Socrates  I heard a story this week of another person’s death. The circumstances of her death created drama for those who found her. She had died from an aortic aneurysm and was discovered in her home, after a search was conducted on her behalf […]

Duty To Delight

A Duty To Delight – Podcast 135

Tattoos On The Heart: The Power Of Boundless Compassion is a book I recommend to everybody in the world. Today I am reading about reconciliation as it relates to opposing, warring, gang member enemies. One of the results of Father Gregory Boyle’s Homeboy International is to rehabilitate violent gang members who may be enemies when […]

Nature Teaches Boundless Compassion

Boundless Compassion-Podcast 133

Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest, was on Krista Tippett’s On Being, on Easter morning. He, once again, reminded me what it would be like to be a true Christian. He is a storyteller and his ministry includes founding Homeboys in Los Angeles, a place where ex-gang members run a bakery, and a tattoo and graffiti […]

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Divine Grace

Prayer For Divine Grace- Podcast 143

Dear Goddess, Today’s prayer will focus on not asking for a specific outcome, but for complete surrender to all that is possible, all the good, all of the love and beauty, and simply ask that it flows through us all, through these prayers, and through the entire universe. Today surrender will align us with an […]

Prayers For Peace

Community Validation-Podcast 140

 At one time in my blogging life, I wrote one prayer every day for 365 days, and eventually turned those prayers into a book. I found a notebook of them, and over the next few days, I will share them with you: Dear Goddess, Here we go again, writing these words, sinking into Spirit, asking […]

Nature Heals

Nurses and PTSD–Podcast 138

There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.  ― Hazrat Inayat Khan What is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? It’s a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma. This stressor may involve someone’s […]

Today, This Day

Today, This Day– Podcast 136

 Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning…look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.  – Bernie Glassman I continue to read Tattoos On The Heart: The Power Of Boundless Compassion. I love the idea that God has created us to be the delight of creation. I take the lack […]

Stand Where God Stands

Stand Where God Stands- Podcast 134

I am reading Tattoos On The Heart: The Power Of Boundless Compassion by Father Gregory Boyle this early morning and the subject of the “one false step God” and the “no matter what-ness of God” resurfaces. Which God do you believe in? Which God were you raised with? Father Boyle brings up the black spiritual […]