Less Than Perfect – Prayerful Tuesday

John Bell is one of my favorite composers and lyricists.  He writes music that reaches deep inside of me and calls to me.  Most of his hymns are short chant type pieces that I am able to sing all day.  On Sunday we sang one of my favorites “Take, O Take Me As I Am” … Continue reading Less Than Perfect – Prayerful Tuesday

a morning prayer

May we remember today that we are part of an unfolding story That calls us to listen to God’s words with intent to action May we live in the reality of God’s kingdom entering into our lives May we rejoice in the wonder of God’s eternal presence May all that we do deepen our awareness … Continue reading a morning prayer

WHISPER – Prayerful Tuesday

Visio Divina sunrise, sunset listen do you hear a whisper calling. heart open spirit quiet I listen I hear a whisper. As you gaze at the picture what do you feel, what do you hear.  Does the picture lead you somewhere quiet, inside where a whisper is a shout of joy. Ruth Jewell, ©March 18, … Continue reading WHISPER – Prayerful Tuesday

Writing Our Fears – Prayerful Tuesday

Truly in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest (Quran 13.28) In the last week I have begun reading the book Out of Darkness Into Light by Jamal Rahman, Kathleen Schmitt Elias and Ann Holmes Redding.[1] The book gives a wonderful introduction to spiritual guidance found in the Quran with reflections from the Jewish … Continue reading Writing Our Fears – Prayerful Tuesday

Birthday Celebrations

When you were born, everyone was laughing but you were crying.  Live your life so that when you die, everyone is crying, but you are laughing (Islamic hadith) Today March 11, 2014 is my birthday and let me get this right out front; birthdays are not my favorite days in the year! I do have … Continue reading Birthday Celebrations

Surrender – Prayerful Tuesday

“. . . too often we resist the urge to turn our hearts to God, for this might entail some serious and inconvenient changes in our lives.”  Jamal Rahman, Out of Darkness into Light This past week has been interesting.  You see I am coming to a place where I have to let go of … Continue reading Surrender – Prayerful Tuesday