Memories, Memories

Birthdays make me reflective and as I get older the more reflection I seem to need. I just had my birthday and I have been contemplating memories of the last 72 years.  I find it hard to believe that I’m in my 70th decade and it is even harder to believe I survived all those … Continue reading Memories, Memories

on being human—Prayerful Tuesday

Nursing an Ebola VictimPicture by Dr. Rudyard, Health Pictures Matthew 25: 36 “I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” One of the books I read while I was on my sabbatical was Fields of Blood, Religion and … Continue reading on being human—Prayerful Tuesday

Sabbatical

To all of my wonderful readers and followers of my Blogs on A Quiet Walk, and Beguine Again, this will be my last post for awhile as I am taking a sabbatical from electronic media until Mid-May.  I will be traveling to new and exciting places, taking time for quiet reflection and renewal.  I will … Continue reading Sabbatical

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 . . .

Prayerful Tuesday – “I the God of Israel will not forsake them”

  Isaiah 41:17-20 17When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make … Continue reading Prayerful Tuesday – “I the God of Israel will not forsake them”

Journey

I am on a journey, a long journey Begun before I entered my mother’s womb To be carried on long after I am finished with this clay pot I stand on the moving head of the pin of the now Behind me is my past In front of me my future With every moment my … Continue reading Journey

Prayerful Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Into the Wilderness An old Hebrew root for wilderness means “to speak,” {dabar – meaning “to speak” is a primitive root of midbar - meaning wilderness, a place where you can hear G-d speak}.  Those who traveled into the wilderness were outsiders, minorities, women and Judean peasants and they were the ones that heard G-d … Continue reading Prayerful Tuesday, September 10, 2013