Desert

  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 … Continue reading Desert

The Gift of Be-Longing – Prayerful Tuesday

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, … Continue reading The Gift of Be-Longing – Prayerful Tuesday

Rest in God – Prayerful Tuesday

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

The Cost of Life

  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 … Continue reading The Cost of Life

Praying with Art – Prayerful Tuesday

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 … Continue reading Praying with Art – Prayerful Tuesday

Choose . . .

  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 … Continue reading Choose . . .

Walking Home With Amelia

  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, … Continue reading Walking Home With Amelia