Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ten Words that Don’t Exist but Should for Parents on Silly Saturday

Parents need more words to describe the weird things that happen to them on a regular basis. Here are some suggestions. 1. AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks’trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your … Continue reading

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The Didache – A Glimpse into the Church around 100 a.d.

Today’s selection for reflection, meditation and/or prayer is from what is one of the earliest Christian writings. Here’s what an article from Wikipedia has to say about the Didache:   “The Didache  or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles is a … Continue reading

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‘merican Mystics: Maya Angelou (b. 1928)

[A simple definition of a mystic is one who seeks to experience God or the Transcendent.  Many of the greatest mystics have shared some of those experiences through poetry.  This is one a series of posts to share a spiritual … Continue reading

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Grace and Life Stream from God: Ezekiel 47:1-12

Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and there! I saw water flowing out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east. The water flowed out … Continue reading

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How to See the All in Everything   by Paulo Coelho

When Ketu was twelve, he was sent to a teacher, with whom he studied until he was twenty-four. When he had finished his apprenticeship, he returned home, feeling very proud. His father said to him: ‘How can we know something … Continue reading

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Sister Macrina Wiederkehr ON PRAYER

[This is the thirteenth of a series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her. Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B., is a … Continue reading

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Glory to God for All Things: An Akathist – Part 1 

[“This Akathist, also called the “Akathist of Thanksgiving,” was composed by Metropolitan Tryphon (Prince Boris Petrovich Turkestanov) in 1934.  A copy was in possession of Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov shortly before his death in a prison camp in 1940. Suggestion: Light … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Vatican – On a Silly Saturday

  The pope and a lawyer die at precisely the same moment and arrive before the pearly gates. Looking at his book, Saint Peter welcomes them both to heaven and asks if it would alright if they shared a ride … Continue reading

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Three Simple Rules  

Once there was a rich man in Thailand. His name was Chulong.  He was a very rich man. Yet he wanted more riches, more money. One day he was walking in his garden. He saw a strange bird in a … Continue reading

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O God, We Pray for all Sorts and Conditions of People

O God, we pray for all sorts and conditions of people: For all who toil in the burden and heat of the day, that they may en joy the rewards of their industry, that they may not be defrauded of … Continue reading

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