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Inner Tranquility

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“Peace that demands unreal conditions is a deception. There is no life without work, anxieties, or tensions. Peace is not found in avoiding these but in understanding them and confidently controlling their force.” [Sister Wendy Beckett] From this inner tranquility peace enters relationship through practical involvement in the distress of another. It understands – knows…

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A Collision of Peace

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https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/ep206-collision-of-peace.m4a A Collision of Peace As long as some are not at peace, I cannot really know true peace. What brings you peace? Recently, in the field of physics someone developed a simplified (for physicists, anyway) model, or sketch, to describe what happens after particles collide. Nima Arkani-Hamed, a Princeton physicist, discovered a shape that…

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Why Wait for Peace?

Why Wait for Peace? Nicole

Great wisdom from The Doctor: “The only way that anyone can live in peace is if they’re prepared to forgive.” Someone needs to be first. And there are no guarantees that forgiveness will be reciprocal. But if I do not forgive, I can guarantee that I will not know peace. So, is it worth the…

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What’s In a Name? Part Two: Protector of Children

What’s In a Name? Part Two: Protector of Children Nicole

The Latin, Diana, is of unknown origin and thought to mean “godly” or “divine.” In Roman mythology, Diana is the goddess of the hunt or wilderness and is the twin sister of Apollo. Her Greek counterpart is Artemis. She is the fierce protector of children, and as such is also associated with life-giving fertility and…

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Words That Heal – Day Twelve

Words That Heal – Day Twelve Nicole

The most popular books published in 1967 list included a French children’s book, Frédéric, by Leo Lionni. It won the Caldecott Honor award, and Lionni was awarded the Graphic Arts Gold Medal in 1984. It is about a little mouse who is repeatedly reprimanded for not contributing to the work of gathering food for the…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Nine

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Nine Nicole

#Breath of Heaven quench these dry bones, today. Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Ezekiel 37:11-14  Then he said to me, “Mortal,…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Seven

Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Seven Nicole

Journey #with each other so Love is known. Jn17:21-23 #tobeknownistobelovedandtobelovedistobeknown #makelovenotwar Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same. What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center: Eph 5:8-14 For once…

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Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Eleven

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University College Cork Today’s reading and that it is my father’s birthday calls to mind heritage, legacy, and adoption. In the Iroquois tradition a peace feather represents the family who, in turn, adopts another as family. These beautiful women pictured here have come from different places and live together in a foreign land – and…

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Love, the High Road of Justice

Love, the High Road of Justice 150 150 Nicole

#Love is the key. #mlk #opendoors #rethingreality #ccu PC: Greer Snyder As I consider the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., I am reminded that prophets throughout history stand outside of time because they stand in a reality that is timeless: love. A love that is concerned for the well-being of all peoples. A love…

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Words and Creation

Words and Creation 150 150 Nicole

At present I am reading in the book of Zechariah. It is a bit more hopeful than the wrath prophecies of the preceding Zephaniah and Haggai. What strikes me most is the frequency with which grace and peace occur, as well as, the focus on the concepts of mercy and truth (Zech 8:19). And when the prophet…

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