Invites readers to see ordinary places anew to appreciate the way in which place nurtures their spiritual lives. Reminds readers that God becomes present in the places that they inhabit. Readers will see with new eyes the places past and present that have shaped their spiritual journeys.
"My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature," Henry David Thoreau wrote. Or as the Buddha once said, "If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand." Earth's Echo is a book for people who love nature and find spiritual meaning in it. Using brief excerpts from the work of nature writers as touchstones for meditation, the book leads the reader to reflect on the sacred reality of nature as found in different settings: the seashore, the river, the forest, the desert, and the mountain. It translates the traditional monastic practice of sacred reading, known as lectio divina, into an easily accessible four-step form: paying attention, pondering, responding, and surrendering.
This parish favorite from Robert Hamma is the perfect tool for parent formation and for preparing the baptismal liturgy. New downloadable tools help parish leaders train parents to connect the sacrament with everyday life and better understand their role
Caregivers are loving, generous, and courageous, and it is important that caregivers also take time to rest their own bodies, renew their minds, and nurture their spirits. In Times of Caregiving offers caregivers a simple way to pray, a way to reconnect with Gods love and presence. Each chapter focuses on issues and emotions that trouble caregivers: fatigue, fear, uncertainty, loneliness, gratefulness, anger, crises, the need to see Christ, guilt, praying for others. Whether you are caregiver or want to share the gift and power of prayer with one who is caring for another, In Times of Caregiving offers a restorative blend of scriptural, classic, and contemporary prayers and reflections.
Prayer can be especially difficult when we are ill, and the comfort and assurance of faith may seem like just a faint memory. In Times of Illness offers a simple way to pray in difficult times, a way to keep our balance when we are under duress. Chapters focus on issues and emotions that trouble those who are ill: pain, bad news, fear, anger, isolation, facing death, seeking forgiveness, gratefulness, and trust. Whether you are ill or want to share the gift and power of prayer with someone who is suffering, In Times of Illness offers a hopeful blend of scriptural, classic, and contemporary prayers and reflections.
Contains commentaries on the new updated Sunday readings along with helpful suggestions for putting them into practice. Suggestions for prayer and journal keeping are included. Includes all three lectionary cycles.
In this small but fully packed book, ths authors reflect on one of life's most important experiences. And they do so from the vantage point of a friendship that evolved from a professional acquaintanceship--author and editor--offering firsthand wisdom on being a friend and recognizing a friend.