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Use Your Inside Voice
In a congregation I once served was a man who’d been there many years—not a noisy person, but one who was pretty loud in his dislike of silence in the Sunday service.
Silence as a Spiritual Tool
Silence is the tool that brings us back from fragmentation into wholeness.
Sanctuaries of Silence
Three sanctuaries of silence come to mind as I think about creating more space for silence in my life.
The day Gerry and I moved to Neenah from Milwaukee was a long, exhausting one.
When I was a child I used to fear the silence. One of the tortures I endured was being thrown into a small closet with no light, and being left there for days at a time.
Dark of Winter
Where I live, December marks the beginning of winter. And in the Hudson Valley of New York, those winters are often cold, silent, and dark.