On Holy Ground

Welcome to On Holy Ground – an online gathering of friends and a learning community for the exchange of questions and personal truth. We invite you to contemplate reflections posted here and join in the conversation with your response in the comment section below each reflection or on our Facebook page.

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Many years ago, I attended a weekend retreat conducted by the Reverend Alan W. Jones. He opened and closed each meditation with the following prayer: Author of the world’s joy, Bearer of the world’s pain, At the heart of all...
The collect for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost asks that we not “be anxious about earthly things.” Yeah, right. We might as well hear, “don’t think about elephants.” There are plenty of earthly things to be anxious about: hurricanes, earthquakes,...
One day Jesus asked his disciples who they thought he was (Matthew 16:13ff). When Peter responded that he was the Messiah, the Beloved One of God, Jesus told him that he had not figured this out on his own, but...
When I was young I loved to dance. Dancing still holds memories of some of my best moments of closeness, of friendship, of relationship. Later I learned that relationship to God is called prayer. I heard we had formal names...
A few years ago, at the tender age of 66, I started piano lessons. A year later, I started classical guitar lessons, and then a year after that I started music theory classes at Augusta University. Music lessons have catapulted...