Ancient Journeys

Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  Matthew 2:13a Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee … Continue reading Ancient Journeys

Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart The Psalmist says to “shout for joy, all you upright in heart,” but I am not very joyful, this year and in all honesty I don’t feel ‘upright’ at the moment.  I have been listening to … Continue reading Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Thinking Cool Thoughts with Lectio and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.  My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods … Continue reading Thinking Cool Thoughts with Lectio and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

Family – Prayerful Tuesday

Mark 3:33-35  33And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” What makes a family?  Is it the group you are born into or is it … Continue reading Family – Prayerful Tuesday

Marcus Borg & Gratitude for our Mentors—Prayerful Tuesday

This last week I heard of the passing of Marcus Borg. I was sadden not just at his passing but because I have learned so much from his writings. I will miss reading his words and having them open up my understanding of Jesus as both human and Divine.  Marcus Borg’s writings were instrumental in … Continue reading Marcus Borg & Gratitude for our Mentors—Prayerful Tuesday

The Spiritual Gift of Slowing Down – Prayerful Tuesday

  Last Friday I had foot surgery to correct arthritis damage to two toes.  I have had day surgeries before and in general they go well, just as this one did. But as I waited to be taken in to surgery I began to think of the consequences of my doing this. The benefits are … Continue reading The Spiritual Gift of Slowing Down – Prayerful Tuesday

Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday

  “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang I returned home yesterday from a week of traveling.  John and I joked that we could now give recommendations for 4 hotels and 4 different beds if anyone wanted … Continue reading Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday