Articles by Melissa Payne
December 9, 2019
In this bustling Advent season, we might benefit from slowing down, taking the time to contemplate and just “be,” writes contributor Melissa Payne.
This Advent season, may you awaken a little bit more to the wonder and Presence of all things I have been taking notice myself and I wonder – how often do I actually feel that sense of anticipation anymore? Where is the wonder in it all? I don’t think it has truly left us, but I do think our pace of life has altered our ability to recognize it
November 30, 2018
As the days grow darker, Melissa Payne reflects on the way darkness and cold weave themselves into the pace of our living. In darkness lies more than despair, Payne writes.
Just as we let our physical bodies be cared for in these months approaching, with warm baths, and soups, blankets and early nights in with a friend or a book; let yourself be cared for in the times of pain I can’t tell you how your own box of darkness (as Mary Oliver writes) will shape your life The...