"Reflections" Blog - Voices From Home

Welcome to our Reflections blog, where spiritual directors and others from Journey Centers around the world share their thoughts and hearts with us. Our current Reflections series, Voices from Home, offers encouragement and inspiration as we are on this unexpected and challenging pandemic journey together.

The Magdalene’s Blessing

For Easter Day

You hardly imagined
standing here,
everything you ever loved
suddenly returned to you,
looking you in the eye
and calling your name…

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A Pandemic Thanksgiving

Oh God, During this Thanksgiving season, our hearts are immensely heavy, and so we lament. Covid has taken so many lives and has isolated us one from another, racism and white supremacy have claimed too many lives as they invoke evil on the black community. A stressful political environment has us on edge. It has

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The Blessing of Slowing Down

Near the beginning of the pandemic, here in Northern California, the time to plant our summer garden came in mid-April. Sheltering in place had abruptly and completely changed the place and pace of my usually “busy outside the house” life. Being forced by circumstances to slow down and stay at home has indeed been frustrating,

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Open my Eyes and my Heart, God…

A few years ago, my husband and I read a little book about the “potager”, the French kitchen garden. The author of the book described a practice of going into the garden every morning and looking to see what was ripe and ready to be harvested. Only after seeing what the garden provided would the

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