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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

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 13

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   May 15th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 13 Opening Prayer for Friday Morning   In the light of the high heavens and the infinity of dawnings in space, in the darkness of ocean depths and the sea’s ceaseless waves, in the glistening of a... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 17

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 12

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   May 8th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 12   Opening Prayer for Thursday Morning   With you is the source of life, O God. You are the beginning of all that is.  From your life, the fire of the rising sun streams forth. You are the... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 10

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 11

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   May 1st, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 11   Opening Prayer for Wednesday Morning   In the silence before time began, in the quiet of the womb, in the stillness of early morning is your beauty. At the heart of all creation, at the birth of... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at May 4

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 10

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   April 3rd, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3     Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 10   Opening Prayer for Tuesday Morning   As daylight breaks the darkness of night, as the first movements of morning pierce the night’s stillness,  so a new waking to life dawns... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Apr 4

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 8

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 20th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 8   Opening Prayer for Sunday Morning   You are above us, O God, you are within. You are in all things yet contained by no thing. Teach us to seek you in all that has life that we may see you as... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 23

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 7

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 13th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 7   Opening Prayer for Saturday Morning   In the silence of the early morning, your Spirit hovers over the brink of day, and new light pierces the darkness of the night. In the silence of the morning,... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 16

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 6

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   March 6th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 6   Opening Prayer for Friday Morning   In the morning light, O God, may I glimpse again your image deep within me, the threads of eternal glory woven into the fabric of every man and woman. Again, may I catch... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Mar 10
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