Heart and Soul

In truth, the heart must crack open if the soul is to become free.
And you simply cannot think your way into that.


Quote – TERRY PATTEN
A Network for Grateful Living

Kindness 

Kindness does wonderful things to a face.
DIXIE DOYLE

To exercise kindness in this time and place is so important. Don’t hesitate. If we reach out with good intentions and compassion seeds are planted. Seeds necessary for survival. 

Peacemaking 


Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. It is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and oppressors free.


Quote- Shane Claiborne
Linda Iribarren Facebook page

At the light of day- Sunday’s door 


To have lived through the day of silent waiting. No way to tend to their beloved- no work to be done on the Sabbath. The minutes felt like hours, the hours days.

As soon as the sun’s light crested over the horizon these women set out to cleanse his body with fragrant oils and their tears. Mary Magdalene arrived ahead of the others… imagine her surprise to find the tomb was empty.


Door of the day… (Pinterest)

Peace for the earth and its creatures

Peace for the earth and its creatures
peace for the world and its peoples
peace for our fathers
peace for our mothers
peace for our brothers and sisters.
The peace of heaven’s vastness
the peace of ocean depths
the peace of earth’s stillness


Quote – John Philip Newell, Praying With the Earth
Image – Pinterest, Mount Rainier

Monday’s door – creation awakens

It is Spring. All around I watch people in their yards and gardens – tending and planting.
From one gardener I heard “gardening is a time when one is quiet.”
As if a sacred act – time with earth,
a reminder of our connection with creation.
May there be a moment when we can take in the beauty of this season
when creation awakens and calls us to do the same.

Door of the day… (Pinterest)

Holy threshold- Sunday’s door 

Intent- beauty, quiet, prayerful art. Doors carved with intent… to reflect sacred beauty, to prepare the seeker as they enter holy space.

Notice the doorways in your life. Where are you as you begin to step through their threshold – where do they lead you?


Door of the day… (Veurne, West Flanders) St. Catherine’s Chapel.