Posts Tagged ‘beloved’

Why Must God Be Neglected?

April 10, 2013


In the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence, a kitchen worker in a seventeenth-century Paris monastery, explained how simple it was to practice the presence of God.

Pray remember what I have recommended to you, which is, to think often on God, by day, by night, in your business, and even in your diversions. He is always near you and with you; leave Him not alone. You would think it rude to leave a friend alone who came to visit you; why, then, must God be neglected? Do not, then, forget Him, but (more…)

Wings of Love

February 23, 2012

My friend Paul Streitz posted this on his blog today. Its’s such a wonderful story that I wanted to share it here.

My dad called me this morning to tell me he had gone for a drive last night to think about my mother, who had passed away in June. Partly because my mom’s heritage was American Indian, she highly valued bald eagles. She and my dad would often go for a drive to see if they could spot any, with only occasional success. Last night, after driving for a while, my father popped in the CD I had made for him shortly after my mom died; all that was on it were the two songs they had dedicated to each other. As soon as the song that my mom had dedicated to my dad began playing, a bald (more…)

A Day-to-Day Work of Art

November 7, 2011

In an authentic spiritual relationship, each partner feels free to express their fears, frustrations, and longings, knowing that the other will listen carefully and respond thoughtfully.

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands.
Alexandria Penney

Recognizing that wants can be sacrificed but needs cannot, they give special attention to exploring how (more…)

Joy Is a Nutrient of Love

November 6, 2011

Intimacy flourishes through effort, but love itself grows effortlessly when both partners feel blessed by the sweet caress of joy in each other’s presence.

Joy is a nutrient of love: it makes love grow.
Nathaniel Branden

Communication is the linchpin of spiritual unions. No subject is off limits. Soulmates do not argue, they discuss.

The first duty of love is (more…)

Love Attracts Love

October 26, 2011

Like most of the human race, you likely have yearned for a soulmate: someone to love, to be intimate with, to share your life with.

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

The urge to find your beloved is not merely a human instinct, it is a Universal force that connects you to the deep love of God through the gateway of your heart.

Loving another person is not separate from (more…)