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Reflections from John Kiemele

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It is my continuing pleasure to share with you some thoughts and ponderings from other companions in our Selah community.  This month we continue to hear from Troy Fenlason.  Thanks for sharing with us again, Troy! As a dispersed community of contemplative companions, we share a...

It is my continuing pleasure to share with you some thoughts and ponderings from other Companions from our Selah community.  This month's reflection comes from Troy Fenlason.  Troy has written a few thoughts on our topic of "inner freedom" and I would like to share...

It is my sincere pleasure to share with you some thoughts and ponderings from other Companions from our Selah community.  This month's reflection comes from Mary Pandiani. As a dispersed community of contemplative companions, we share a common set of values and commitments as we live...

It is my deep pleasure to share with you some thoughts and ponderings from other Companions from our Selah community.  This month's Selah Reflection is from Michael DeFronzo: As a dispersed community of contemplative companions, we share a common set of values and commitments as we...

  I offered an invitation to some Selah companions to reflect on the phrase “inner freedom” and then lend their voice to these reflections for our consideration and encouragement.  Here is a reflection from Merrie Carson:    As a dispersed community of contemplative companions, we share a...

Dear Companions and friends, It happened yet again really far too often for my liking strong winds, over-saturating rains, fallen limbs, broken trunks or perhaps something totally unrelated but in a blink, never a warning just one click and it’s dark all light taken uninvited stillness instantly my world feels shuttered and vulnerable lonely my mind...

Dear Companions and friends, From my home office, I can see the Sound.  This morning during my quiet pause with Jesus, I glanced toward the water where I saw three boats: a tug, a speed and a sail.  The tug was towing two over-filled freight barges,...

Dear Companions and friends, It’s dry.  Brittle, crunching, flammable dry. It’s serious dry.  It’s dangerous dry. A few months ago we scratched our heads as those desperate for rainfall watched neighbors a few states over try to navigate and survive torrential flooding.  Dark, promising clouds gather and yet...

Dear Companions, “We haven’t been this way before!” This past week I noticed that expression emerge in several conversations: A friend describing a camel ride during a once-in-a-lifetime trip Someone mourning the loss of a life partner and all their once-clad dreams (actually this past week there were three...