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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

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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