Gentle discipline

When we persevere with the help of a gentle discipline,
we slowly come to hear the still, small voice
and to feel the delicate breeze,
and so to come to know the presence of Love.

 And Advent begins…


Quote: Henri Nouwen
Photo: JR Korpa

Choose to be grateful 


Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment.
It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which
I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.


Quote: HENRI NOUWEN
Image: unknown

To dress in gentleness – in loving memory of Mattie Collie

A gentle person treads lightly, listens carefully, looks tenderly, and touches with reverence. A gentle person knows what true growth requires. A gentle person knows that true growth requires nurture, not force. Let’s dress ourselves with gentleness. In our tough and often unbending world our gentleness can be a vivid reminder of the presence of God among us. —Henri Nouwen

In loving memory of my dear friend, Mattie Collie. Her unwavering faith and gentle healing spirit brought wholeness to many who sought her care.  Her heart was filled to the brim with love and compassion for each person graced by her presence. 

You are forever missed, Mattie and we forever blessed by knowing you. 

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Servanthood

The Magdalene's Gift -- Ruth Councell

The Magdalene’s Gift — Ruth Councell

 

” God’s compassion is a compassion that reveals itself in servanthood.”

Henri Nouwen