Poems, Seasons

The Blessing of the Morning Light to You (An Easter Blessing during COVID-19) …

The blessing of the morning light to you, may it find you even in your invisible appearances, may you be seen to have risen from some other place we intuit and know in the darkness and that that carries all we need. May you see what is hidden in you as a place of hospitality… Continue reading The Blessing of the Morning Light to You (An Easter Blessing during COVID-19) …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Don’t you see how everything that happens is again and again a beginning, and couldn’t it be His beginning, since, in itself, starting is always so beautiful? ... these very days of your transition are perhaps the time when everything in you is working at Him, as you once worked at Him in your childhood,… Continue reading Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

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) …

Poems

The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning — T. S. Eliot from The Four Quartets… Continue reading The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

Prayers, Seasons

Blessing That Holds a Nest in Its Branches (Easter Meditation) …

[Jesus] also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.” —Mark 4:26–27 The emptiness that you have been holding for such a long season now; that ache in… Continue reading Blessing That Holds a Nest in Its Branches (Easter Meditation) …

Poems, Seasons

A Prayer In Spring …

There is a time for stillness, for waiting for Christ as he makes his dancing way toward us. And there is a time to be in motion, to set out on a path, knowing that although God is everywhere, and always with us, we sometimes need a journey in order to meet God—and ourselves—anew. —… Continue reading A Prayer In Spring …

Poems, Seasons

Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life. Lure me into elation. Revive my silent hope. Coax my dormant dreams. Raise up my neglected gratitude. Entice my tired enthusiasm. Give life to my faltering relationships. Roll back the stone of my indifference. Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life. Impart heartiness in… Continue reading Awaken Me (Easter Meditation) …

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, Prayers, Seasons

Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …

As you light a candle: Listen, all you seeds in the Earth, buried in your dark Earthen tombs, as this flame of my spring candle penetrates the darkness, may your young tender stems pierce the Earth to dance in wind and rain just as this flame, like a tiny sun, now dances before me. Father… Continue reading Desert Day 22: Song of Awakening (Spring Meditation) …