Days In The Desert, Quotes, Seasons

Desert Day 38: For Some Things There Are No Wrong Seasons …

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;… Continue reading Desert Day 38: For Some Things There Are No Wrong Seasons …

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, 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) …

Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

I belong to a generation that has often felt abandoned by God and betrayed by mankind. And yet, I believe that we must not give up on either. … We must choose between the violence of adults and the smiles of children.  Between the ugliness of hate and the will to oppose it. Between inflicting… Continue reading That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

Poems, Prayers

A Prayer Among Friends …

Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive with one another, we walk here in the light of this unlikely world that isn't ours for long. May we spend generously the time we are given. May we enact our responsibilities as thoroughly as we enjoy our pleasures. May we see with clarity, may we… Continue reading A Prayer Among Friends …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Thanksgiving Prayer (Gift of Living) …

Oh, Lord, I thank you for the privilege and gift of living in a world filled with beauty and excitement and variety. I thank you for the gift of loving and being loved, for the friendliness and understanding and beauty of the animals on the farm and in the forest and marshes, for the green of… Continue reading Thanksgiving Prayer (Gift of Living) …

Prayers, Quotes

Finding the Good in Each Day …

Every day can’t be a good day. But within each day—those long twenty-four hours—there are a few minutes or even seconds when something good or special happens. Those moments are as powerful as the frail flame of a candle that can light an entire dark room. — Judith Garrett Garrison and Scott Sheperd (as quoted… Continue reading Finding the Good in Each Day …

Prayers, Seasons

Springtime Prayer …

Ever-renewing and energizing Creator, come, stir in my dormant spiritual limbs. Wake up my tired prayer. Revive my weary efforts of care. Sing hope into my discouragement. Wash my dusty, drab attitude with the cleansing rains of your vision. Go deep to my roots and penetrate my faith with the vibrancy of your grace. Shake… Continue reading Springtime Prayer …