Holy Reverie Blog

Winter

"Winter clears the landscape, however brutally, giving us a chance to see ourselves and each other more clearly, to see the very ground of our being." Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak    Almost no one claims winter as their favorite season. It's cold. The trees are bare. The days are short, and travel miseries are a given. Parker Palmer calls winter "a demanding season . . . when death's victory can seem supreme." It is inevitable that the human heart will go through its own... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 2 comments
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Good vs. Evil

When Pope Francis visited the U. S. last September, I was like so many Americans, excited and heart-warmed. It was a magic time; I could not get enough of it.  One of the scenes that has stayed with me was when Francis spoke to and prayed with those of many other faiths and denominations, in the basement of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. He preached the goodness of hope and unity, in the face of unspeakable evil.   It is that goodness that draws me to the values and... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Making Changes

We’re almost two weeks into the New Year — have you stuck with your resolution? Perhaps I shouldn’t assume that you made one. I have quite a few friends who aggressively knock the idea of New Year’s resolutions. But I’m definitely the kind of person who makes a resolution every year. I can’t say that I stick to many of them long-term, but I typically make it a month or so. Taking an opportunity to help us move toward the person we hope to be seems like a great idea. In fact, it sounds very... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 0 comments
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When did you become a Christian?

When did you become a Christian? We priests teach you that we become Christians at baptism, the point we are initiated into a lifelong journey in which the Holy Spirit grows inside us and continually shapes our identity as Christians. And while that is the right answer, I wonder if we can also look back at specific moments in our lives when it suddenly resonates with us that deep down in our bones we know what it means to be a Christian and our lives are changed forever.    In 1990,... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 0 comments
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