Here & Now

O True Incarnate Love,

what is it

I don’t want to miss?

That You are here.

Not there,

back there,

up there,

over there,

through there,

in there,

out there.


Right here.  


And when my here

moves there,

it is still

Here for You.

Here You are

and Here I can be, too.

By John Kiemele
Selah Community

About John Kiemele

John Kiemele is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center.  With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms, and congregations.  Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well.  John received his Ph.D. in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.