9 posts tagged

Faith

  

Healing Our Nation’s Soul Reflection by Dr. Jay Kumar (Director of Contemplative Practices & Well-being)

June 30, 2020 by | Mental Health & Wellness

HEALING OUR NATION’S SOUL “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi If You’re Hurting, You’re Not Alone As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and commemorate our nation’s independence, like many of us right now, my heart feels heavy. My soul hurts. While navigating through the array of conflicting emotions over the

You Can Close Your Eyes Reflection by Rev. Nancy Brink

May 7, 2020 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Chaplain Musings

Some years ago—I got an idea. I heard an old James Taylor song come on the radio: You Can Close Your Eyes. In the song, James’ phrase, “close your eyes,” is about trust. And that day I imagined that the singer of the song is Jesus, building community among his followers, singing to all of

The Spiritual Pillar Reflections by Rev. Nancy Brink

March 28, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Taking some exercise and walking on Chapman’s lovely (and very empty) campus today, I entered the Piazza. That’s when I noticed that the fountain appeared to be turned off. As I moved closer, I realized that it wasn’t completely off—there was still some water coming out of one of the pillars.  Hmmm…interesting. Chapman makes a

Find Your Wilderness Reflections by Dean Gail Stearns

March 20, 2020 by | Uncategorized

This morning, I was surprised as I sat in my living room with the door open, the fresh scent of moist, cool air wafting through the door. Hearing finches chirping and hummingbirds buzzing within an unusual silence void of traffic sounds, my senses transported me back to a brisk morning when I rose early and

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