In our lives we look for different ways to survive, and we want to find all kinds of ports.
Our life is like a ship that sails over the ocean, tides and heads over the ocean, heading for the safe harbour.
Shoals occur, storms and squalls – sometimes sharp rocks.
There are deep but also shallow waters where the wind hits our ship back and forth.
During storms and showers the man, at his helm, manages the ship and prays to leave everything behind. To leave it all from any oppression he entrusts life to God.
Going through a lot of storms, we are so glad when we can find a place with stiller waters, or being led to the quiet port, lighthouse illuminated.
Then we can remember the words of Boleslaw of Prussia
“An experienced sailor does not fight
with electricity or wind, but it allows them to float
in its direction. “
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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Cruise naar een veilige haven …
I choose to sit, for awhile, on this path….
No more answers or directions, Please!
I can’t not handle more disappointments in me
I don’t want reminded of just how alone I be
It’s not a sad story but just a reality
No regrets on a more solitary life lived
No regrets on doing her best to raise her kids
No regrets on the one’s she chance’d a deeper love to give
It was given and taught to some; a tragic gift bought to live
She has learned to want not & stop all talk
Be still, amongst her thoughts, nonstop
Learning beauty in listening w/no answer[s] to share
Needing not know the answers to any known whys to care
She’s done being a mother and even a lover
She’s done tending to other’s needs for hers to please
She’s wanting her time to do as she feels the need
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“The whole purpose of spiritual direction is
to penetrate beneath the surface of a man’s life,
to get behind the façade of conventional gestures and attitudes which he presents to the world,
and to bring out his inner spiritual freedom,
his inmost truth,
which is what we call the likeness of Christ in his soul.”
– Thomas Merton
Easier to find guides than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship
All to often too many people are looking for God in far away places, whilst His wonders can be seen around us. Man may have been banned from Gan Eden, not living in a Royal Garden any more, but the Divine Creator still lets mankind feel and see what could be part of his living world.
Sources, streams, rivers, flowers and trees bear witness to His Glory.
This weekend, as you are reading this, I am camping with my church family. I have been looking forward to this for weeks because this is my first vacation from my job since September.
Some people hate the outdoors, but even though I grew up in the suburbs, I have always had a deep connection with nature. The outdoors has been my quiet space to think and get out of my normal activities;It is the place I go to relax and it is also one of the few places I feel closest to God.
God created everything around us, including ourselves and the people around us. He made a beautiful garden for the first people to enjoy and live in. While they did not last in the garden God created, the beauty in nature has never gone away. Nowadays, some people have to search hard and long for a place…
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