Tag Archives: contemplation

Journey Center Reflections and Resources- wonderful gatherings coming up soon! By Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! For the past two weeks, I have been unable to tend to most of the gardening chores due to “tweaking” my lower back and knee. What a change from the intense daily gardening that … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resources February by Joanna Quintrell

Greetings from the Journey Center staff! The seasons are about to change again soon. Just yesterday I looked at a flower bed outside our front door and saw only bare soil. This morning I looked again and there were the … Continue reading

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New Beginnings by Joan LaViolette

It is time to use what I learned about myself during my winter of reflection. I seem to always go deep within during November and December, then come January I am ready to begin anew and refeshed spiritually. My goal for … Continue reading

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Summer Endeavor by Joan LaViolette

This morning I stopped in at the coffee shop to see my usual homeless buddies, but, not a one was there.  I looked all aroung then saw a young man sitting at a table with a very large Bible opened.  … Continue reading

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Contemplating Scripture by Ruah Bull

Last Thursday , July 14th, my dear friend, Ray Noll, spent an evening sharing his experience of the Gospel of Luke, and how living with that scripture for many years has transformed his understanding and his life. Ray is a … Continue reading

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Standing in Chaos By Joan LaViolette

When I came in to work this morning I saw all the beautiful flower arrangements that had been used for a celebration here at the Journey Center over the weekend.  I noticed how strong and tall the Gladiolas appeared.  It … Continue reading

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I’m Reading Scripture!!!!! by Ruah Bull

For the last few months, I have been praying, and asking Spirit to help me to open Scripture. There was this deep desire– and that did NOT come from me–but every time I approached a Bible I would feel a … Continue reading

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Meeting the Holy in Poetry

The first Friday of August, Dan and I offered an evening on poetry of the Christian mystics as our monthly Meeting the Mystics gathering. We focused on 4 aspects of the Christ-centered mystical path– nature mysticism, bridal/love mysticism, the journey … Continue reading

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Our Deepest Gladness by Ruah Bull

“Prayer is not asking for what you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine” (Kathleen Norris) Nine years ago, when I turned 50, I began to say a prayer: “Great Spirit, take away from me anything … Continue reading

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