Hanging onto Hope: Reflections and Prayers for Finding Good in an Imperfect World

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Twenty-Third Publications #ad - That origin and destiny is. God. This beautiful, touching book is perfect for prayerful meditation. Our world is yearning for signs of hope, Melannie Svoboda helps us open our hearts to hope, and with images like these, even in the darkest of times. A purple petunia growing through a crack in the sidewalk. Two small sparrows perched on a roof.

. Seed catalogs in February. She also offers short prayers and questions for personal reflection or group sharing. Here, prayer, pain, courage, love, she explores the relationships between hope and faith, and sorrow. And we know hope s destiny. As Sr. Melannie says, We believers know hope s origin.

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Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life

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Sorin Books #ad - Margaret Stratman, O. S. M. You will be encouraged to explore personal and professional expressions of compassion, and to re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness to those around you. Based on the format and theme of rupp’s bestselling books like Open the Door and her popular workshops conducted by the Center of Compassionate Presence, Boundless Compassion has the power to transform your life, understanding, confidence, giving you wisdom, and inspiration to be a more caring presence.

With master teacher Joyce Rupp, you will learn to develop compassion as never before. You will discover compassion from science, sociology, spirituality, medicine, theology, and psychology. It will help you build on relational skills, learn self-care, gain wisdom for incorporating loss and suffering into your active life, and find ways to show compassion at work.

Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life #ad - By the book's end, you will feel prepared to live with a renewed commitment to a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle, and transition. Rupp has felt the call to walk with others in their suffering since she was a young member of the Servants of Mary, whose charism is compassion.

Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging, " writes Joyce Rupp, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader. The definitive christian guide to compassion, Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Rupp's research and work as codirector of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence.

Through this six-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission for his disciples.

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Traits of a Healthy Spirituality Inspirational Reading for Every Catholic

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Twenty Third Pubns #ad - Sister melannie defines and describes 20 specific indicators of a healthy spirituality. She demonstrates how to use these "signs" to help judge just where we stand in terms of our Christian spirituality. The indicators: self-esteem, wonder, friendship, courage, joy, are "signs" rooted in life, and the like, tolerance, yet solidly based on Scripture.

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When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God's Presence in Nature

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Twenty-Third Publications #ad - Each of her meditations offers a unique perspective on things adults often take for granted. This is a wonderful spirituality book for adults of all ages and a gift book that will be cherished. Melannie has a gift for describing everyday experiences of nature as mystical adventures. Used book in Good Condition.

Sister melannie is aware of what lies beneath the surface and points it out for us. In the art of beholding, the song of a chickadee, which is the prayerful attentiveness to something a word in scripture, the blueness of an iris, a movement of one s spirit, she says that beholding lies at the heart of the spiritual life and that it is the first step toward contemplation, for example, the sound of rain tapping on a porch roof.

When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God's Presence in Nature #ad - It s like she s saying, don t miss what is right in front of your eyes, all these spectacular gifts of nature. Enjoy them, praise them, and pray with them. She invites readers to see as a child might, looking at something as if for the first time. Sr. They speak of God. Reading this book is a uniquely beautiful experience.

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Prayers of Boundless Compassion

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Sorin Books #ad - But we have to learn how to be compassionate and Joyce Rupp—codirector of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence—can guide us. Used book in Good Condition. Compassion was the center of Jesus' ministry and his mission for his disciples—and for us. Bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp gives you the words to develop compassion in yourself as never before and to reenergize your ability to offer loving kindness to those around you.

Compassion can change a heart, change a life, change a world. Forty original prayers, the river of suffering, blessings, and meditations by Rupp will help us practice themes of compassion: as a way of life, welcoming ourselves, from hostility to hospitality, a thousand unbreakable links, and compassionate presence.

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Constant Hope Constant Hope: Reflections and Meditations to Strengthen the Spirit Reflections and Meditations to Strengthen the Spirit

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Twenty-Third Publications #ad - We are meant to be hope-filled people, says noted spiritual writer and living faith contributor Joyce Rupp, but how do we keep an enduring sense of hope in a society where divisiveness and hostility doggedly work against it? In this beautiful and profound book, Rupp helps us follow the only path that leads to real hope: the path of building our relationship with the Holy One who dwells within us.

Based on the seasons of the liturgical year, joyce rupp s constant hope will be an invaluable companion on your journey of faith, leading you to the One who has been encouraging and wooing you to enter more fully into relationship, and suffused with real-life wisdom, and helping you respond in hope and joy to the love that God constantly offers.

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Everyday Epiphanies: Rediscovering the Sacred in Everything

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Twenty-Third Publications #ad - Melannie Svoboda calls these experiences mini-epiphanies. A wonderful book to give and cherish. Used book in Good Condition. It happens every day. A deep insight at the least likely moment--while you're brushing your teeth or sipping coffee. We feel we have brushed up against the Holy amid the ordinary events of daily life.

This classic collection of sister Melannie's reflections on everyday moments resonates deeply, helping readers discover God's subtle manifestations in small moments throughout the day.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalm 23 Scripture Classics Series

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Twenty-Third Publications #ad - In the hands of melannie svoboda, healing, its words and images take on powerful new meanings about forgiveness, trust and much more. Psalm 23 is one of the most cherished and frequently recited prayers of all times. Discover the significance of these green pastures and safe waters in your own life as you prayerfully reflect on each line, leading you ever closer to the Shepherd who loves you more than you can imagine.

And it is as relevant for Catholics today as it was when it was first uttered many centuries ago. Used book in Good Condition.

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Anchors for the Soul: Daily Wisdom for Inspiration and Guidance

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Sorin Books #ad - Each day’s reading concludes with a practice to carry with you for the rest of the day that brings you back to your center and reminds you to be light to the world. Used book in Good Condition. For more than thirty years, joyce Rupp has been writing bestselling spiritual books that have accompanied readers through the seasons of life and helped them glimpse the Divine.

In anchors for the soul, bestselling author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp helps you root each day in the Holy One’s love and the promise of his faithfulness. Anchors for the soul, compiled by kathy reardon—a spiritual director, retreat leader, and nurse—contains pieces from such Rupp classics as The Circle of Life and Fragments of Your Ancient Name as well as such perennially popular works as The Cup of Our Life and Praying Our Goodbyes.

Anchors for the Soul: Daily Wisdom for Inspiration and Guidance #ad - This daily devotional touches on the themes that have marked Rupp’s work as you travel through the seasons of the year. In anchors for the soul, poems, blessings, prayers, and meditations from Rupp’s many works are brought together to offer daily wisdom that will guide you and keep you anchored to God throughout the year.

It’s easy, for our days to feel off-balance, overwhelming, as we rush from one important thing to the next, or even lacking in purpose. She helps you welcome new life, practice selfless acts of kindness, and remember the gift that is the people in your life, all the while showing you glimpses of the heart of God.

Filled with rupp’s characteristic prayers, poems, and blessings, meditations, this treasury provides a daily retreat to center yourself in the warmth of the Divine embrace and begin the day feeling renewed. She walks with you as you experience grief, embrace stillness, and see in your daily life the fingerprints of the Divine.

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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Work & vocation: Writing a LifeV. The view from the brink: What I Can See from HereII. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. Over the edge: where we go When We DiePostlude Used book in Good Condition. Palmer let your life speak, healing the heart of Democracy, The Courage to Teach, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. Getting real: From Illusion to RealityIV. From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.

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Keep reaching in: Staying Engaged with Your SoulVII.

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Just This: Prompts And Practices For Contemplation

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SPCK #ad - Just this is a collection of brief and evocative meditations and practices that invite us to cultivate the gift of waking up to the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness. The contemplative mind does not tell us what to see; it teaches us how to see what we behold. This is the heart of contemplation, the centerpiece of any inner dialogue that frees us from the traps of our perceptions and preoccupations.

. With his signature blend of contemplation, and pastoral sensitivity, theology, Fr Richard Rohr creates a spaciousness for the soul to grow into a kind of seeing that goes far beyond merely looking to recognizing and thus appreciating. Used book in Good Condition.

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