Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming. — Rumi from A Year With Rumi   I believe the world we want to inhabit is emerging — one life, one conversation, and one community at a time. — Krista Tippett from The On Being Project   Hope begins in the dark:… Continue reading Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Quotes, Seasons

Eternal Now (Christmas Meditation) …

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. — Henry Van Dyke from Music and Other Poems The LIFE WITH GOD posture is predicated on the view that relationship is… Continue reading Eternal Now (Christmas Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

To look at the last great self-portraits of Rembrandt or to read Pascal or hear Bach's B-minor Mass is to know beyond the need for further evidence that if God is anywhere, he is with them, as he is also with the man behind the meat counter, the woman who scrubs floors at Roosevelt Memorial,… Continue reading God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

God With Us (Christmas Meditation) …

Because when all is said and done, the last word is Immanuel — God With Us. — Isaiah 8:10, The Message The Risk of Birth This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war and hate, And a nova lighting the sky to warn That time runs out… Continue reading God With Us (Christmas Meditation) …

Prayers, Seasons

Psalm Of An Emerging Emmanuel …

O Come O Come Emmanuel I pray with upraised eyes. Drop down, O Dew of Heaven, that God might walk and talk on earth might heal and feed our sin-soaked world. O Come O Come Emmanuel my prayers like searchlights comb the starry winter skies. Descend from the black hole of some neighboring galaxy to… Continue reading Psalm Of An Emerging Emmanuel …