Prayers, Quotes

The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that this endeavor bring healing, for You are the generous healer. Siddur Edot HaMizrach from Assorted Blessings and Prayers (Hebrew Text) A Prayer for Receiving the COVID Vaccine I have been praying for this day and now it is here!With great excitement,… Continue reading The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 14: Season of Listening …

So let this winter of listening be enough for the new life I must call my own. — David Whyte from The House of Belonging   On the Ridge We can grow by simply listening, the way the tree on that ridge listens its branches to the sky, the way blood listens its flow to the… Continue reading Advent Day 14: Season of Listening …

Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Sunset …

Autumn in my part of the world is a season of bounty and beauty. It’s also a season of steady decline—and, for some of us, a slow slide into melancholy. The days become shorter and colder, the trees shed their glory, and summer’s abundance starts to decay toward winter’s death. I’m a professional melancholic, and… Continue reading Autumn Sunset …

Quotes, Seasons

A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all ... — Emily Dickinson, "'Hope' is the Thing with Feathers" from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson   The woods is shining this morning. Red, gold and green,… Continue reading A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

Prayers, Seasons

He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

You have risen!You have removed the stone that blocks the springs of life and hope.With your loving hands you have embraced us and our fragile world.You walk with us on every road we travel, you sit at every table where we gather.You have risen!Stay with us too, as you did with the Emmaus disciples.In times… Continue reading He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Mud and Miracle (A Springtime Meditation) …

in time of daffodils (who know the goal of living is to grow) — e.e. cummings from Selected Poems   Sleeping In The Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on… Continue reading Mud and Miracle (A Springtime Meditation) …

Quotes, Seasons

The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

But for me, winter has an even greater gift to give. It comes when the sky is clear, the sun is brilliant, the trees are bare, and first snow is yet to come. It is the gift of utter clarity. In winter, one can walk into woods that had been opaque with summer growth only… Continue reading The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Meditation: Letting Go …

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. — F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby The Work of Autumn In autumn we learn more about ourselves, perhaps, than in any other season. Having provided the harvest, Nature now makes everything bare. In this season Nature lets go of its abundant… Continue reading Autumn Meditation: Letting Go …

Days of Advent, Seasons

2017 Advent Daily Meditations …

So let this winter of listening be enough for the new life I must call my own. — David Whyte from House of Belonging (Winter of Listening) 2017 Advent Meditation Journey December 03: Making Room for Christmas December 04: Let There Be Peace on Earth December 05: Wait and Hope December 06: Listening For God … Continue reading 2017 Advent Daily Meditations …