Diserts

The disert place of retreat was set up to discover the edge of glory, to experience the beyond that is in our midst. ‘Diserts’ are set up not to run away from what is going on but to experience in greater depth the reality that is about them. ~ David Adam, Border Lands

Where do you discover the edge of glory?

Preparation

May you grow still enough to hear the small noises earth makes in preparation for the long sleep of winter, so that you yourself may grow calm and grounded deep within. ~ David Steindl-Rast

How do you grow into calm?

Traffic jam

The other day, a one hour commute turned into a much longer journey when I ended up sitting on the interstate for two and a half hours due to an accident up ahead. I had been longing for breathing space but not like this.

What makes space spacious?

Prayer

“Prayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God’s promises, and find hope for yourself.” ~ Henri Nouwen

How do you live prayer?