Poems

Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

With deep gratitude to all those who have supported me so generously this year.  I was deeply moved by your generosity and very grateful for the support.  Your contributions are appreciated and have encouraged me to keep posting.  My gratitude goes beyond words.  Thank you.     Eagle Poem To pray you open your whole selfTo… Continue reading Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Joy Accompanied Me As I Walked (Thanksgiving Meditations and Prayers) …

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked ... — Anais Nin from The Quotable Anais Nin (Diary 4)   The Place I Want To Get… Continue reading Joy Accompanied Me As I Walked (Thanksgiving Meditations and Prayers) …

Poems, Seasons

Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

I am filled time and again with a heart-aching wonder when I think of the fire and frost of memories of the everlastingness of love the solace of family and the power of prayer. — Sanober Khan from Turquoise Silence   Ordinary happiness depends on happenstance. Joy is that extraordinary happiness that is independent of… Continue reading Gratitude Makes Us Joyful (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

Quotes

17 Statements of Gratitude …

Thank you, God for the times You have said "no." They have helped me depend on You so much more. Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds me that You know what's best for me, even when my opinion differs from Yours. Thank You, Lord, for the things you have withheld from me. You… Continue reading 17 Statements of Gratitude …

Prayers, Quotes

Thanksgiving Song …

Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able. Grateful for this sheltered place With light in every window, Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast Come in away from sorrow. Father, mother, daughter, son, Neighbor, friend and friendless; All together everyone in… Continue reading Thanksgiving Song …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 27: The Gift of Christmas …

The American Declaration of Independence says we have an "unalienable right" to the pursuit of happiness.  God created us to be happy and joyful "in this world and the next," and Jesus says the same several times in John 14- 17.  The only difference between the two is that any happiness that is demanded from… Continue reading Advent Day 27: The Gift of Christmas …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

The word kindness has a gentle sound that seems to echo the presence of compassionate goodness. When someone is kind to you, you feel understood and seen. There is no judgment or harsh perception directed toward you. Kindness has gracious eyes; it is not small-minded or competitive; it wants nothing back for itself. Kindness strikes… Continue reading Advent Day 16: A Season of Mercy and Love …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will… Continue reading Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

Quotes

Responses to the Mystery of God’s Presence (Thanksgiving Meditation) …

What's enough? Countless times I've watched the sun rise like God's tender mercy to gently lift the dark blanket from the earth, and countless more times I've watched the sun set in such a splendiferous farewell that it must reflect the fringe on God's robe. I've seen the sky define blue and endless. I've watched… Continue reading Responses to the Mystery of God’s Presence (Thanksgiving Meditation) …