A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

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 …

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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 the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.[1]  As always …

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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 …

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  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 …

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  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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  Matthew 25: 40 And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Saturday John and I welcomed a new family member into our home.  A small stray dog rescued by …

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Morning Scripture Psalm 33:12-22 G-d fashioned me from the heart of the SPIRIT, and all creation with me. I cannot see the immensity around me, only the little shelf I stand on do my eyes perceive. I think my knowledge is so great, that I no longer need G-d. Yet all that I am is …

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Mark 8:34 And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. I love the Gospel of Mark, it encourages me to ask questions and this verse in his gospel is one …

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