reflections blog

Welcome to our Reflections blog where spiritual directors, members of the Journey Center community and others from around the world share their thoughts and hearts with us.

Arc of Justice: Listening with love 

It takes courage to share your story – to stand in front of a group of strangers and, holding your own guts in your hands, ...

Pointing

October now. Its’ wool sweaters, shorter days, darker nights and dropping temperatures direct me toward quiet and reflection; toward the winter that is coming both ...

Voices

Shame.  The feeling that we are somehow less than others.  That no matter how hard we try, we will never be enough.  That we don’t ...

Contemplative listening in the sacred work of conciliation

“What does it matter if we have a new book or an old book, if we open neither?”   – Jesse Louis Jackson, Civil rights ...

re-humanizing the “other”

There I sat in a church leadership meeting, surrounded by a group of smiling faces. In reality, I found myself in the midst of a ...

Draw alongside

…Draw alongside the silence of stone Until it’s calmness can claim you.  Be excessively gentle with yourself… (excerpt from John O’Donohue’s blessing For the One Who ...

what does being contemplative even mean?

The contemplative Christian tradition offers many simple spiritual practices, rooted in the invitation to simply “be” with God. These add depth and richness to your journey, ...
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