Days In The Desert, Quotes

There Is A Balm In Gilead …

Blessed are you in whom the light lives, in whom the brightness blazes— your heart a chapel, an altar where in the deepest night can be seen the fire that shines forth in you in unaccountable faith, in stubborn hope, in love that illumines every broken thing it finds.Jan Richardson from Circle of Grace: A… Continue reading There Is A Balm In Gilead …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 19: Bearing Witness …

Bearing witness is one of the primary ways that human beings hold each other up and help each other grow. Bearing witness is also one of the primary functions of art. No matter what we long for in our imagination, we are just as obliged to affirm the truth of how we mistreat each other… Continue reading Advent Day 19: Bearing Witness …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 11: Oneness With Love …

When wax and wick work best, light and heat are all that’s left. Like a candle, our wick of spirit is encased in our humanity, and when our spirit is touched, we light up until all we know melts and changes shape for the burn of our experience. Repeatedly, our sweat and struggle burns our… Continue reading Advent Day 11: Oneness With Love …

Quotes

Our Ethic Must Therefore Be One Of Belonging (Earth Day) …

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men,… Continue reading Our Ethic Must Therefore Be One Of Belonging (Earth Day) …

Days of Advent, Quotes

Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. — Fanny J. Crosby from She Wields a Pen (Blessed Assurance)   Hidden Beauty Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Can You Hear The Angels Singing (Christmas Eve) …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 02: Let There Be Peace on Earth …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-djRRFxOMk Let There Be Peace on Earth (Song Lyrics) Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me; Let there be peace on earth, The peace that was meant to be. With God our Creator We are family Let us walk with each other In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me,… Continue reading Advent Day 02: Let There Be Peace on Earth …

Media, Prayers, Vocations

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) …

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong UNITED You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise… Continue reading Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) …

Media

Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Later that night I held an Atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered: Where does it hurt? It answered: Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere. — Warsan Shire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usl0hnGBhJI Wartime Prayers Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations, Appeals for love or loves release, in private invocations. But all that is… Continue reading Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …