not what you say but what you do matters – Prayerful Tuesday

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. –1 Peter 4:10 Jesus Washing Peters Feet Ford Madox Brown, 1821-1893 My morning’s meditation topic was “service” and it started a train of thought (ok it was actually a brain worm but let’s not quibble) … Continue reading not what you say but what you do matters – Prayerful Tuesday

To Love is to be like God – Prayerful Tuesday

“And of His Signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you might find peace of mind in them, and He put between you love and compassion al-Qur'an 30.21 With one silent laugh You tilted the night And the garden ran with stars. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi To love someone, especially someone who … Continue reading To Love is to be like God – Prayerful Tuesday

Common Ground and the Practice of Hospitality – Prayerful Tuesday

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 On Monday this week I volunteered at Common Ground, a Hospitality Space in Everett, WA. From Monday through Thursday, from 8 AM to 12 Noon, the homeless or those who live on the edge of homelessness come in … Continue reading Common Ground and the Practice of Hospitality – Prayerful Tuesday

Gratitude for Family – Prayerful Tuesday

16But Ruth said, ‘Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.  17 Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and … Continue reading Gratitude for Family – Prayerful Tuesday

God in a Box? – Prayerful Tuesday

1 Kings 8:10-13  10And when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord, 11so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. 12Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 13I have built … Continue reading God in a Box? – Prayerful Tuesday

Gratitude’s not Resolutions

O LORD my God, I will give thanks to thee forever. -- Psalm 30:12b It used to be that every year I would make out a list of New Year’s resolutions just like everyone else.  The reality of those resolutions was I put the list in safe place and promptly forgot all about them, just … Continue reading Gratitude’s not Resolutions

A Christmas Prayer

Inspired by a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Let us close the door of hate and open the door to Peace and in the window … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer