Holy Reverie Blog

What we seek

We have what we seek; it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us. ~Thomas Merton During a political season that seems destined to last forever and to get stranger and stranger every day, e.g., now the idea that Russians may be playing a role in our election—you can’t make this stuff up, I find myself thinking about the lives of people like Thomas Merton, my all time favorite monk; everyone should have one. Merton’s spiritual practice... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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How the wind blows

The wind blows Eucalyptus bark and leaves where it wants, knowing it has the power to stir up the cold like an invisible iced tea - as I wrap a long scarf two or three more times around the neck with hopes I can brace and face the wind’s gust because I must get in that daily walk on the long beach and back. Winter is waning but below freezing numbers are forecasted for the interior, and that’s freaky for me in July. I watch the sun appear with hope and then it sneaks away in... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 1 comments
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The Good Ship Calvary Rolls On

Today, a rainy Sunday morning in Maine, Frank and I drove 45 minutes to a tiny wooden chapel nestled among pine trees beside a small country road. It’s called St. George Chapel and is one of dozens of Episcopal ‘summer chapels’ in Maine, offering Sunday worship, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. St. George Chapel has electricity, but no plumbing (an outhouse behind the altar is tastefully equipped); when it’s warm, the simply paned windows are wide open; when it’s... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 7 comments
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I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of  enchantment to turn to. ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Thistle & Bee garden at St. Columba Episcopal Conference Center has a deer problem. About a dozen of them live on the 145 wooded acres of St. Columba, and they love to eat--along with leaves, acorns, twigs, and grass--tender new growth. Sunflowers, apparently, are particularly favored. Planted from seed by our gardener, Sarah Taylor, and nurtured through... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 1 comments
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