Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 12: Where The Breath Begins …

The Spirit of God breathes everywhere within you, just as in the beginning, filling light place and dark…green earth and dry…. God’s love grows, fullness upon fullness, where you crumble enough to give what is most dear. Your earth. — Joan Sauro from Whole Earth Meditation The Landscape Jesus was led up by the Spirit into… Continue reading Desert Day 12: Where The Breath Begins …

Prayers, Seasons

Prayer for a Year of Blessings …

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. ― Mary Oliver from "It Was Early" in Evidence May this [year] be a [year] of blessings: blessings of goodness, blessings of joy, peace and kindness, friendship and love, creativity, strength, serenity, fulfilling work and dignity, satisfaction, success, and sustenance, physical health and… Continue reading Prayer for a Year of Blessings …

Days of Advent, Media, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 29: Christmas Day – Where the Light Begins …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMZPaSFb1o Song: Emmanuel Album: God He Reigns (Hillsong Worship) A Prayer for Christmas God, give us eyes this Christmas to see the Christmas star, And give us ears to hear the song of angels from afar ... And with our eyes and ears attuned for a message from above, Let Christmas angels speak to us of hope… Continue reading Advent Day 29: Christmas Day – Where the Light Begins …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 26: Journey from Darkness into Light …

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t… Continue reading Advent Day 26: Journey from Darkness into Light …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

The word kindness has a gentle sound that seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgment or harsh perception directed toward you. Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small-minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself. Kindness strikes… Continue reading Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Day 12: The Gift of Love …

The flute of the Infinite is played without ceasing, and its sound is love: When love renounces all limits, it reaches truth. How widely the fragrance spreads! It has no end, nothing stands in its way. The form of this melody is bright like a million suns ... ― KABIR from Songs of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath… Continue reading Advent Day 12: The Gift of Love …

Books

The Cure for Sorrow …

A blessing meets us in the place of our deepest loss. In that place, it gives us a glimpse of wholeness and claims that wholeness here and now ... When the shattering world. Then your sheltering heart. When the sorrowing way. Then your encircling grace. When the unbearable dark. Then your comfort, your light. When… Continue reading The Cure for Sorrow …

Quotes, Seasons

Praying the Sunset Prayer …

I'll let you in on a secret about how one should pray the sunset prayer. It's a juicy bit of praying, like strolling on grass, nobody's chasing you, nobody hurries you. You walk toward your Creator with gifts in pure, empty hands. The words are golden their meaning is transparent, it's as though you're saying… Continue reading Praying the Sunset Prayer …

Quotes

God Is So Bent On Blessing, He Chases …

And I can feel it, how when a new week starts to run after me, the goodness and mercy of God isn’t just following after me placidly. The goodness and mercy of God pursues after me passionately. It’s what I keep thinking, picking up lost legos, errant books — like how my mama used to… Continue reading God Is So Bent On Blessing, He Chases …