Linda Cherek

Let There Be Peace…

Peace… we desire it; we pray for it, we look for it and then we discover it is within each of us. We are created to be a peaceful presence in the world. Sometimes it just takes the journey to recognize that what we have been seeking, we have already been given, the grace of peace.

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The Gift of the Passion of Jesus

The Gift of the Passion of Jesus

After praying and experiencing the anxiety of anticipating what was to come, Jesus came to an acceptance and from a place of inner freedom, he gave of himself, no one took his life from him.

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HOPE

So what is hope for us? When do we call on it and how do we recognize when hope is the outcome we desire?

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Grief and the Holidays

“There is much I want to say, as if the saying could prepare you for this path, as if there is anything I could offer that would make your way less circuitous, more smooth....”  ~The Shimmering Hours  (Jan Richardson) The holidays ideally are a time of food and...

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Uncertainty in the Time of Pandemic

In times of uncertainty, of not knowing, we may encounter the challenge of questioning where is God  in this pandemic? When we are not sure how long it will take for Covid 19 to be gone or at least managed, or the “pandemics” of racism, white supremacy and our...

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COVID 19 and the Transformative Gift of Grief

I am on Richard Rohr’s email list and receive daily opportunities to reflect on his wisdom and faith.  In a recent Daily Meditation, Richard Rohr talks about “our current global crisis as a collective initiation experience…In a time of global crisis, it may be that...

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Holy Week during a Pandemic

We have all been living an extended Good Friday through the challenges of the Coronovirus with all the fear and uncertainty and a myriad of additional emotional responses to it.  We have watched people’s income be significantly impacted, we have additional concern for...

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