What does it mean to practice the presence of God throughout your day? I’ve found that most people find it difficult to do. Yet the ancient Celtic Christians seemed to have no problem practicing His presence amidst the daily duties of their lives. There’s an old Irish Celtic poem from
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Creating a contemplative legacy with your kids seems impossible with the busy, technological world we live in today. But Kim Bagato proves that it’s possible if parents and grandparents will set aside a daily routine of quiet for their children and grandchildren. I felt honored to record Kim’s story recently
Aldo saw Martin fall. They’d been standing together on the high tower scaffolding when Martin slipped and fell off the scaffolding. Down he went … past the bottom of the scaffolding. Past his the other tower workers. Past the cathedral ceiling. Down … down …. It wasn’t suppose like this.
Has your house become a home—a habitation for the God who became human? Celtic Christians had a name for such places. They called them “thin places.” I live in a typical American small town with my house located in what once was a rural part of our community. Large picture
When my soul seems cluttered, I reflect on this ancient Celtic benediction. It appears on a small refrigerator magnet I picked up some years ago on the island of Iona, Scotland. It remains a soul treasure. One to muse on during my morning walk. (Not the magnet. The prayer. But
If you’ve hung around this blog very long, you know how much I love Celtic Christianity and Celtic music. So today we’re gonna check in with Celtic Thunder singing “A Place In the Choir.” Grab your dancin’ shoes and let’s start this week off with some fun! Now, admit it.
Celtic Christianity prayers remind my mind and heart that I’m loved. Lavishly loved. Beyond my ability to really, really grasp It kind of love. A Celtic prayer uses the simple things of life to hold me in that love. Like this prayer from the Carmina Gadelica—just the title, The Three
One of the things that draws me to Celtic Christianity is the practice of prayer as part of everything I do, even secret prayer—sometimes called closet prayer. Celtic Christians weaved prayer throughout their day, and often those prayers were hidden from others. Unseen and unknown, secret prayer is like trail blazing.
Celtic Christianity is known for it’s raw, earthy prayers. “My Soul’s Healer” speaks for those depressed, tired, and struggling with life. Yet, it resonates with an understanding of the God who heals the soul. My Soul’s Healer My soul’s Healer, Keep me at even, Keep me at morning, Keep me
One of my favorite books on Celtic spirituality is Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community. The following, from a January reading, has hugged me close. It’s taken from The Singer by Calvin Miller. In ‘The Singer’ Earthmaker and His Troubadour sit down on the outer rim