The Gift of Holy Surprise: Pilgrimage of Resurrection through Creative Practice (a love note)

This is the eighth in a series of eight reflections over the season of Easter on making a pilgrimage of resurrection. Word for Today: Spirit ‘What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as "play" is perhaps what He Himself takes most […]

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May 23: Transformation – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for Today: Transformation If entered into mindfully and with a whole heart, each encounter on the road has the potential to transform. The pilgrim returns home not with all the answers. Instead, they receive better questions; questions that bring the pilgrimage experience into daily life and reveal depth in all they see around them. —Christine […]

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May 22: Home – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for Today: Home Ultimately the pilgrimage leads us back home again. We always return bearing gifts for the community. We are always called back to share what we have been given with others. —Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within Reflective Question: What gifts are you bearing back from your […]

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May 21: Relationship – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for Today: Relationship God is never a set of concepts to be understood but a relationship to encounter. In this way, the spiritual life is always a journey. We do not let go once and for all. —Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within Reflective Question: Can you allow yourself […]

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Monk in the World guest post: Sharon Landis

I am delighted to share another beautiful submission for the Monk in the World guest post series from the community. Read on for Sharon Landis's reflection on being powerfully ordinary: I write constantly. I cannot stop writing as writing helps me process my life: helps me express my emotions rather than repress, helps me listen to my heart, […]

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May 20: Holy Disruption – Pilgrimage of Resurrection
(A Creative Journey through the Easter Season)

Word for Today: Holy Disruption The divine is that power which disrupts everything; it is at heart a great mystery at work. —Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within Reflective Question: What if our pilgrimage practice courted holy disruption? What if we embraced the unknown as sacred wisdom for the unfolding […]

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