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Day 9. Light Within.

Mary Pandiani reflects on the essence of the Advent season and Christmas, illustrating it through the joy of a newborn baby. She emphasizes that God’s presence and gift of light are within everyone, a view supported by William Shannon.

Day 5. Haiku.

The Selah Center recently held a Poustinia, a Russian tradition of silent retreat for prayer and solitude, to prepare participants for Advent. This practice seeks to remove distractions and foster clearer communication with God. Wendy Bryant, one of the participants, shared her contemplative experience through a heartfelt prayer during the retreat. The center also followed the Revised Common Lectionary for daily scripture readings during Advent.

Lamenting in Haiku: Kairos Response

Breathe, pause, listen, hear
Spirit awakens wonder
Pause, embrace beloved

Deb Tripp

struggle to let go
refocus and re-engage
as part of the whole

Theresa Schaudies

Alienation
Seeking different Gods we become
Alien nation

Tom Cashman

Oh, the powerful pause
Helps me listen much better
It is space for Grace

Tressa Peterson

Broken heart exposed
Pain, anger, sadness cry out
Love is here, waiting.

Wendy Bryant

May I be aware
Of Holy Spirit guidance
And very grateful.

Tressa Peterson

Intention toward You
Giver of love Who gives all
Bend my heart in love

Lynne Benson

With wonder….wander
Intentional wandering
Is not squandering

Kathy Bentall

Written by: Lynne Benson, Kathy Bentall, Wendy Bryant, Tom Cashman,
Tressa Peterson, Theresa Schaudies & Deb Tripp
are part of the Selah Community