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Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 7

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 7   November 6th, 2022     ***NO AUDIO THIS WEEK***   Opening Prayer For rest in the night and the day’s busyness, for the silence of the winter earth followed by spring’s energy and summer’s fruiting, thanks be to you, O God. In the pattern of the seasons, in the rhythm of... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 9

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 6

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 6   October 30th, 2022 ***NO AUDIO THIS WEEK***   Opening Prayer Made in your image, formed in your likeness, we carry your life within us, O God. In every person, in every race, in every nation on earth, O God, we look for your presence and long for your peace. J. Philip Newell, Celtic Treasure –... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 2

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 5

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 5   October 23rd, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3     Opening Prayer In the making of the creatures, O God, you called the senses into being and named them as good. In our tasting and touching, in our smelling, hearing, and seeing may we be... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 26

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 4   October 16th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer In the rising of the sun and its setting, in the whiteness of the moon and its seasons, in the infinity of space and its shining stars you are God and we bless you. May we know... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 19

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 3   October 9th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer The earth is full of your goodness, O God. It sprouts green and grows into the roundness of fruit. Its touch and its taste enliven our souls. Let us know the seeds of life’s... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 12

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 2

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 2   October 2nd, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer O God of life, who chooses creation over chaos and new beginnings over emptiness, we bring to you the disorder of our nations and world and the emptiness of our lives and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Oct 5

Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 1

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   Sacred Earth; Sacred Soul - Celtic Christian Wisdom & Spirituality for the Here and Now – Part 1   September 18th, 2022       [Audio capture of discussion was lost]   Opening Prayer O God of light, from whom all life flows, may we glimpse the shinings of your presence in all things. In the darkness of our world, in places of fear and terrible wrong, and in the... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Sep 20

A Deacon’s Reflection: Reconnecting with Love – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan Franciscan Richard Rohr reminds us that “people who know God well – mystics, hermits, those who risk everything to find God – always meet a lover, not a dictator. God is never found as an abusive father or a tyrannical mother; God is always a lover greater than we dared hope for. How different from the ‘account manager’ most people seem to worship. God is the lover who receives and forgives everything.”   ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Aug 30

A Deacon’s Reflection: Reconnecting with the Earth – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   We often hear it said that summer is a great time to energize our souls in nature. An opportune time to take a break from technology and go for a walk or hike. A chance to hit the pause button and sit quietly in a serene environment that will help bring clarity to our lives. And all of this is certainly true. But is there something more, something that invites us to go deeper? Something that will address the longing that people are experiencing... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jul 19

A Deacon’s Reflection: Seeing the Sacred – Celtic Christian Wisdom and Spirituality for Today

By The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   I remember fondly, or at least I do now, my mother often telling me after I was not able to locate different items she would ask me to get for her, and after I constantly would ask her, “Where is it?“: “Joe, I do not understand why you could not find it, it was right under your nose.” At those times in my childhood, I just figured I did not have my mother’s way of seeing.   In this Deacon’s... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Jun 22
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