Days In The Desert, Poems, Seasons

Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

How did they know it was time to push up through the long-wintered soil? How did they know it was the moment to resurrect, while thick layers of stubborn ice still pressed the bleak ground flat? But the tulips knew. They came, rising strongly, a day after the ice died. There's a hope-filled place in… Continue reading Desert Day 40: How Did They Know (Spring Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Laws and rhythms structured ancient Hebrew culture, forming the basis for Jewish religious practice. Christianity is grounded in the same laws, which serve as moral precepts and as shared commitments that have held communities together for thousands of years. Together these laws create a structure in which human beings can work and live together; they… Continue reading Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Quotes, Vocations

The Call I Have Heard All My Life …

I have heard it all my life A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper. Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says:  Wake up my love. You are walking asleep. There’s no safety in that! Remember what you are and let this… Continue reading The Call I Have Heard All My Life …

Quotes, Vocations

Work is Love Made Visible …

If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they… Continue reading Work is Love Made Visible …

Prayers

God Of New Creating …

God of new creating, who beckons us to the dance of birthing and sustains us in our laboring, hear this prayer: From fear of the unknown deliver me. From doubts of my creativity deliver me. From ridicule by those around me deliver me. From my excuses about my abilities, my age, my education, my looks,… Continue reading God Of New Creating …

Quotes

How To Be A Pilgrim …

Air travel is like ancient pilgrims walking on their knees, flight delays and narrow seats offer their own kind of penance.You jettison excess baggage, leaving behind the heavy makeup case, knowing the rain will wash you free of artifice.Books you wanted to carry left too, no more outside words needed, then go old beliefs which… Continue reading How To Be A Pilgrim …

Poems

Start Close In …

Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. Start with your own question, give up on other people’s questions,… Continue reading Start Close In …

Quotes

Fear Is Good: The War of Art …

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. Resistance is… Continue reading Fear Is Good: The War of Art …

Quotes

Infinite Ways To Hold And Love The World …

How you have lived the essence of what we are will be different from how I have lived it. You may see it in the consistent thread of desire in your choices to add beauty to the world through art or science, to be kind, to include those who are at times excluded, to work… Continue reading Infinite Ways To Hold And Love The World …