Archive for October, 2012

enemy at the gate

October 29, 2012 8 comments

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!  Sometimes Rohr just wears me out!  -MDP-

In the the spiritual life your enemies are your best friends.  That’s why Jesus makes his most daring commandment, that you must love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).  Until you allow the enemy at the gate to come in, allowing the “not-me” to enter your world, you’ll never be able to face your own sin, your dark side.

People who turn you off, people you’re afraid of, have a message for you.  We reject and hate our own faults in others.  I’m not saying you have to go out and become best friends with them, but you should at least put up your antennae:  They’re triggering something within you.  You need them.

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ghost with the most – part 3

October 24, 2012 2 comments

Here is the wrap-up to this story!  I had a blast remembering that time in my life.  I’m so thankful that the Holy Spirit was so patient with me.  He truly is the Ghost with the Most!  – MDP-


Ghost with the Most – Part 3

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ghost with the most – part 2

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Part 2 of my article entitled Ghost with the Most in now ready  for viewing in THE GHOST CHRONICLES.

CLICK HERE for viewing!

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the ghost chronicles

October 17, 2012 6 comments

Michael Hindes recently asked me to write for the newly established Ghost Chronicles.  I’ve submitted part 1 of a 3-part series called, The Ghost with the Most.  It’s an old story, but it is part of my story.  You’re invited to submit your own story also!  Check it out!

Link to The Ghost Chronicles

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October 12, 2012 2 comments


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Silence vibrating is creation.

Silence flowing is love.

Silence shared is friendship.

Silence seen is infinity.

Silence heard is adorable.

Silence is expressed is beauty.

Silence maintained is strength.

Silence omitted is suffering.

Silence allowed is rest.

Silence recorded is scripture.

Silence preserved is tradition.

Silence given is initiating.

Silence received is joy.

Silence perceived is knowledge.

Silence alone is.

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prayer is a place

October 3, 2012 13 comments

I love these thoughts from Rohr.  -MDP-

Prayer is a psychological place, a spiritual place, a place where we go to get out of ourselves, a place created and inhabited by God.  Whatever disciplines can help us to get to where reality can get at us (the Real in its ultimate sense being God) I would call prayer.  That opens up many possibilities and styles.

Prayer is whatever calls us to detach from our own self, from our own compulsions and addictions, from our own ego, from our own “place.”   We are all too trapped in our own places by virtue of the egocentricity of the human person.  In prayer the Spirit entices us outside of our narrow comfort zone.  No wonder we avoid prayer:  We have to change places.

from Catholic Agitator, “Finding a Place for Prayer”

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