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Take Root Publishing
Jacksonville, FL
Owner Take Root Publishing LLC
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Seven Reasons People Lie Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Take Root Devotions
May Silence enfold you. May Silence instruct and inform you. May Silence reveal your life to you for the unutterable mystery that it is. May Silence attend you, this day and every day. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Take Root Devotions
O God of peace, you have taught us that in returning and rest we are saved, in quietness and in confidence is our strength: By the might of your Holy Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we are still and learn that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Take Root Devotions
""I thank You, O my God, for all the graces You have given me."" St. Therese of Lisieux Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Take Root Devotions
And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. Matthew 6: 16-18 Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. Matthew 6: 16-18 Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
When I am full of hope I do not berate myself that I am not clever or strong. I cannot but forget my cleverness, my abilities, my scheming or planning or impromptu reaction. I am released from past success as well as failure. I am released from the past that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast! Tell the people their actual wickedness, let the people know their real sins . . . Is this the kind of fasting I wish? Do you call this a day acceptable to God? Isaiah 58: 1-5 Isaiah says explicitly that God prefers another kind of fasting which changes our actual lifestyle and not just punishes ourbody. Isaiah makes a very upfront demand for social justice, non-aggression, taking our feet off the necks of the oppressed, sharing our bread with the hungry, clothing the naked, letting go of our sense of entitlement, malicious speech and sheltering the homeless. Richard Rohr Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
The Cross is a sign of life. It is the trellis upon which grows the Mystical Vine whose life is infinite joy and whose branches we are. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
Jesus gives an odd picture of his father Father, Jesus seems to compare you to some pretty odd characters; you are somehow like a thief in the night, a dishonest judge, a poor woman who tears her house apart looking for a penny and throws an extravagant party when she finds it, and, today, a sower who doesn't seem to know much about sowing. I don't know much about sowing either, but I know enough not to waste precious seed on rocks and other places where no harvest will result. But not you, Father! You never stop giving; You never stop sowing; You never stop hoping for a harvest. Louis De Montfort Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
The loveliness is everywhere even in the ugliest and most hostile environment. The loveliness is there. It emerges incomprehensible, inexplicable and it rises in its own reality. And, what we must learn is how to receive it into ours. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
At the ending of the day, in the darkness of night, in and beyond our senses let us know your presence, O God, let us know your everlasting presence. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
The whole earth is full of your glory. Isaiah 6: 3 At the heart of life and in its heights glory shines. In the sufferings of our heart and the brokenness of creation opens us to further the doors of the eternal that through the pain that is within us and the joy that are around us wwe may be guided to the eart of life, that through the pain that is within us and struggles that are around us wwe may be guided to You as in and beyond all that has life. Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter John Philip Newell Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
My life is better now and I am glad I am still living. In fact, I am as happy as I have ever been. Yet, just two years ago I was plotting my departure. I thought I was alone. I felt alone. I was scared and helpless. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
Lent teaches us to see beyond the emptiness of life's allusions to the pregnancy of possibility every where. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the glory of God thunders . . . The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forests bare; and in his temple all say, "Glory!" Psalms 29 Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
“It is from you only that we can call upon your name.” This reminds us that Jesus said no one can go to the Father except through him. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
The grass is vibrant, The rocks pulsate, All is in flux; turn but a stone and an anagel moves. George MacLeod Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
It is 8:16 a.m. and I have spent the morning in prayer. I woke up at 5:30 and got out of bed about 15 minutes later via the snooze alarm. After my shower, breakfast, shaving, dressing, getting lunch ready for work, I was able to spend my normal alone-time with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
May Silence enfold you. May Silence instruct and inform you. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
He thirst for you. Do you give him enough attention to satisfy his hunger? His name is holy. Yet, he is in love with you. Will you satisfy him? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
in returning and rest we are saved, in quietness and in confidence is our strength: Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
Wood, stubble, hay, straw. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
Those who practice piety will never fall to the onslaught of doubt or fear. Holiness is not a dreary adherence to rules. It is the beauty and attractive nature of a life spent in God’s presence. Holiness is not a dreary adherence to rules. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Take Root Devotions
But what do I love when I love my God? No material beauty or beauty of a temporal order; not the brilliance of earthly light . . . not the sweet melody of harmony and song; not the fragrance of flowers, perfumes, and spices; not manna or honey ... It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Take Root Devotions