899. The people who know God well—mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator. ~Richard Rohr

Once you are in communion with God,
you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear other
people in whom God has also found a dwelling place.
~Henri Nouwen

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Lover of my soul
Will you listen to me
I know you will
My spirit you see
My heart you touch
My soul you shape
My being is yours
I’m here, please take
Me away to that secret place
Where we connect
~Staci Lys Dunn Silva at:
https://stacilys.wordpress.com/about/

From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. ~Psalm 33:13-15  ✝

**Rose image via Pinterest

37 thoughts on “899. The people who know God well—mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator. ~Richard Rohr

  1. Love, love, love it Natalie. I am so honored that you would post my simple little poem with such a high topic. I truly love it. Especially, “always meet a lover, not a dictator.”
    Truly wonderful, my friend. I’m going to reblog this ok.
    Love and blessings, my dear sweet friend.
    🙂 ❤

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      • Thank you Natalie. I did love what you did with it. You also have a great week, my friend. I started mine out yesterday with Children’s Day. hahaha. It’s big here in Brazil. We don’t celebrate it in Canada, and I think the USA doesn’t either, does it. My mom says that every day is Children’s Day. Lol.
        Love and hugs.
        🙂 ❤

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  2. Reblogged this on Loving Me, Too and commented:
    I know I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. I’ve been so busy….. but Natalie’s post really struck a couple chords in my soul, reminding me that I am deeply loved by a loving God. The song, “You Are My Hiding Place,” is one I’ve sung to myself many times. It reminds me to rest and be held in God’s love. As usual, the flower is exquisite. It is also comforting.

    Liked by 1 person

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