I Thought I saw You

I thought I saw youdown there at the end of the lane.Was it you I sawholding a violet to you breast?Was it you I sawgazing into the distant hillswith such a far away look?Were you waitingfor someone you loveto come and hold you? I thought I saw youdown there at the end of the lane.Was … Continue reading I Thought I saw You

House of Worship

. . . Long ago, Long ago Long ago this was a great house of worshipMen came from far and wideTo hear powerful leaders speak of God. . . Today, TodayToday I am old and only my bones remainThe grass, the flowers, the trees worship here nowFox, and mice, and birds all congregate. . . … Continue reading House of Worship

Come Holy Spirit

I sat in the rocking chairscent of roses fill the airhummingbirds flit from bloom to bloomsoft insect sounds sing me to sleepsoftly, so softly, the spirit comesI am here, creator speakin my heart I hear your whispersYou sing me into being Ruth Jewell, ©March 5, 2020Photo: The Guardian of the Woods

The Jesus Prayer

Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. I love Bartimaeus and have gained insight from his persistence in his call to Jesus. Yet, I often wonder if most people who use the … Continue reading The Jesus Prayer

The Massacre of the Infants

16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken … Continue reading The Massacre of the Infants

Light in the Darkness

December is a dark time for me, not just because it is the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, but because I feel alone in the dark. Everyone around me is celebrating and I just don’t have the energy to do more than sit alone in the corner.  I know I’m a strong introvert … Continue reading Light in the Darkness