Presence in the New Year

Presence in the New Year

Presence is my word for the year. My goal is to spend more time right here, right now rather than in the past or future. The word “presence” helps keep my attention focused and feels like a beacon that brings me back to now. Sarah McLean has some wise...
Have Good Sentences in your Ears

Have Good Sentences in your Ears

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.  Jane Kenyon These wise words...
Come Home to the Present

Come Home to the Present

  Thomas Merton says that that there are “possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,” and encourages us to embrace them with “courage, faith and hope.” I wrote about that last week. Thankfully, there is also rest in the present...