A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

I have been trying to make sense of the events of the last week. The deaths of two black men at the hands of the police, the Dallas Police targeted and killed, and the bombings in Iraq and Turkey. And, just today a new shooting in Michigan. My heart is filled with sadness and tears …

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A Meditation from the Works of Julian of Norwich Stained Glass window of Julian of Norwich, Church of St. Julian, Norwich UK For just as our bodies are clothed in garments, our flesh enclosed by our skin, our hearts centered in our body, so are we, spirit and flesh, clothed head to toe in the …

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A Poem by Howard Thurman When the star in the sky is gone, When the Kings and Princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins. To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry To release the prisoner, To teach the nations, To bring …

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Luke 19:40: He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” Power of 10 Are We Alone in the Universe, Updated May 3, 2011 by Securityscience Several years ago someone sent me this video that imagines going out from a 1 meter distance by a power of 10 up to …

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Fall has finally arrived in the Northwest. The trees are shedding their leaves, my garden is clean all ready for winter, and the air has turned cold.  The land is preparing to sleep until the earth shifts again and the warm sun returns. I took a walk through Yost Park with the dogs the other …

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Psalm 23:1-3 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul.*He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.  In the last several months I have been struggling to find the calm midst the shootings in Umpqua, the deaths of those …

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Psalm 23: 1-3  The Lord is my shepherd: I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me to water in places of repose; He renews my life; He guides me in right paths as befits his name. (The Jewish Study Bible, Tanakh Translation) I subscribe to a Native American spirituality …

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Today my prayer offering is a Celtic poem that reminds us to stop and see the world around us, To see the creator in all that we encounter.  The Pearl of Great Price will be found not in your wallet, or fame, rather  it is in the a field of flowers bright with sunshine, an …

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“. . . a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2b, NRSV I am sure all of you noticed we had a big windstorm 2 weeks ago.  John and I lost our power on Saturday just before noon and didn’t get it back until after 3 pm on Sunday.  For …

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Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 Today I am asking you to offer prayers for those in the fire zones in Washington and Oregon and for the families and friends of the three firefighters …

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