Category: prayer and photography

Psalm 56:11

“In God I trust, I shall not be afraid” – Psalm 56:11 The photograph today was taken when I was on my pilgrimage through Spain, the Camino Ignaciano. Fearless that I am, I set out the first time with no map, a GPS a dear friend thrust into my hands but I had no clue

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Second Sunday of Advent Musings

Every day is ChristmasWhen you have the kind of mind,That stores up all the goodnessAnd the sweetness it can find.When you don’t need an occasion,To spread a bit of cheer,But just keep on a-giving,Of yourself throughout the year. Every day is Christmas,With a gaily wrapped surprise,When you’ve learnedTo see the friendship,In someone else’s eyes.When you

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Advent 2019: First Candle

The first candle is lit and with it comes the challenge of the first Advent week: change swords into ploughshares. I take my inspiration from the Ignatian Spirituality and Advent guide 2019, because when it comes to theology and things spiritual, there is no way of budging me away from the Jesuits. Based on Isaiah

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On Thanking and Giving

“In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn´t come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating being grateful for all we have”– His Holiness the Dalai Lama There are a few photographs in my portfolio that I am proud of, not because of the

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Time Heals

It has taken me over three years to learn how to eat alone and enjoy it, but time heals all wounds and teaches the best lessons. As I sit at my breakfast table this morning, basking in the serenity of my conservatory, surrounded by plants, purring cats, music in the background, and warm candlelight bringing

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Pursuit of Light

An encapsulation of my life. As I wrote this morning, it is all about connecting the dots. Although this was taken a while back, I had an inexplicable urge to retrieve this image and apply everything I learned over the years in terms of processing, guided by the inner light. In spite of the unknown

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But Not Today

In September 2018 I published the following prayer of my favourite Philosopher and Theologian, John O’Donohue Now that you have entered with an open heartInto a complex and fragile situation,Hoping with patience and respectTo tread softly over sore ground in orderThat somewhere beneath the raw estrangementSome fresh spring of healing might be coaxedTo release the

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The Other Serenity Prayer

The original Serenity Prayer is something I have written about already, so I will not do so again. However, here is a new version of that prayer revised for all those going through a difficult time in their lives. It arrived in my life at a time when I had just embarked in the first

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Don’t Quit*

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road your trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high,And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,When care is pressing you down a bitRest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and its

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