Holy Reverie Blog

Being a Christian Is not business as usual

Many of you share my deep appreciation for Richard Rohr, the Franciscan friar and teacher. We love him for the simplicity of his writing, the expansiveness of his claims about God’s love, and the hope he gives us in our faith journeys, evidenced in quotes such as this one: Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change . But there is another side to his message, honesty that is not always easy to hear. Just after the... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 0 comments
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An Unexpected Vision

One day I got a phone call from James, the man who mowed my yard. He asked if he could come by the office to see me. I said, “Sure.” After I had hung up the phone, it occurred to me that I must have forgotten to pay him the last time he mowed. James came by, and I reached for my pocketbook. He said, “Paul, put that away. You’re up to date with me. I want to talk to you about something else.” James shared with me that God had planted a vision in his heart. He... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 2 comments
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Opening our eyes

At five in the morning one cold August day I found myself boarding a bus with approximately forty people I had never met, aside from a few quick introductions at a cookout the night before. For most of us, it was the first official activity of our seminary career, the others were either faculty or seminarians further along their journey towards ordination. Most people fell asleep shortly after we got underway but the seminarian next to me wanted to say morning prayer and I obliged to the best... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Journey

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry, hold not your peace at my tears. For I am a sojourner with you, a wayfarer as all my forebears were.  —Psalm 39:13-14 Several summers ago some friends and I visited the Grand Canyon. One of our group suggested we get up early to watch the sun rise and then hike to the bottom of the canyon in the cool of the day. According to his calculations we should be back by noon. We thought it a great idea and gathered at the Bright Angel... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 1 comments
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