Entries by CCNA

A Few Thoughts on Clouds for Ascension

The clouds are more than they seem. We see them all the time. They are never fixed to one spot or shape and they are more than just a misty mass of white fluff. They are a dynamic mix of water in liquid, solid and gas (which is also amazing that water can do that!) . […]

Contemplation on John 16

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have much hardship; but take courage, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Contemplation on John 16 By Mimi Coleman So many people have been in their homes now for weeks, a month or more.  We have tried to keep our distance, […]

Christian Contemplations

Rev. Craig Wiggins’ Christian Contemplations Born out of the necessity of communicating with his Chicago congregation during the corona shutdown, these Holy Week contemplations expanded into Eastertide and might just continue on indefinitely. In approximately twenty-minute segments, Rev. Wiggins attempts to capture one aspect of the mysteries of Christian development, Christ consciousness and practices that […]

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A Prayer for One’s Country

Prayer for One’s Country (adapted) –Adam Bittleston O Christ, Thou knowest The souls and spirits Whose deeds have woven This land’s destiny. May we who today Are bearers of this destiny Find the strength and the light Of thy servant Michael. And our hearts be warmed By Thy blessing, O Christ, That our deeds may […]

Uncertain Times

In times of uncertainty, of sudden disruptions and upheaval we look for indications, for signs that can help us to process all that is upending our lives. And it is natural to search frantically for any sign that promises safety, security and a return to normalcy. And when the kind of life raft needed to […]


Pandemic   What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times?   Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is.   Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. […]


I am the door….

John 10: “I am the door.”   “While our speed may keep us safe, it also keeps us malnourished. It prevents us from tasting those things which would truly make us safe: Prayer, touch, kindness, fragrance–all those things live in rest and not in speed. Only when we take refuge in rest can we feel […]

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How Painful?

“In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. –Isaiah 66:9 “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” –C. S. Lewis