A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

  As I sit a robin sings his morning song, tea in hand, dog in my lap I wait expectantly, I listen . . . all I hear are crows, and wrens. Where are you? It has been so long since I felt your presence. I long to feel your touch on my cheek, to …

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Saturday, June 21st, was the summer solstice and I spent the day in a solstice retreat.  It was a time of quiet meditation, laughter, the beginning of new relationships and the renewal of others.  One of our discussions covered how all of us have a ‘longing’ for the companionship of others. I, like most people, …

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  The only real rest comes when you’re alone with God — Rumi Ruth Jewell, ©June 17, 2014

  Sermon, Queen Anne Christian Church June 15, 2014   Roman 6:1-11  What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into …

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I am preaching next Sunday and the first step in the preparation for my sermon is to pray my scripture using Lectio Divina. The last step in my Lectio Divina is to write in my journal what I hear in the scripture. Often I will draw a Mandala as a visual image of what I …

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  Words are many things: hurtful, uplifting, loving, hateful, words are either — fertilizer for the growth of new life, … or poison for the soul. Actions do many things: open or close door, feed or starve  the hungry, actions can — lift up the soul into the sun, … or drive the soul into …

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  Amelia is a 5 year old, little girl who is a mixture of tomboy, imp, princess and budding scientist but most of all a Grammy’s delight.  Walking home from school with Amelia is always an adventure.  Today we hadn’t gotten even 100 feet from her school when she bent over and said, “Look Grammy, …

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  I have been reading a book titled Never Pray Again[1] that explores prayer leading into action.  I have always been an advocate of prayer that gets me moving in the right direction.  I want prayers that get me up out of my chair, out of my house, out into my neighborhood and community to …

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