The Work of Christmas Begins

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 … Continue reading The Work of Christmas Begins

Laughter – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalm 126:2a our mouths shall be filled with laughter, our tongues, with songs of joy Photographer Unknown Last Christmas Day my gift from Santa was a pinched nerve in my back. Apparently our dear Santa thought that was either funny or I was really bad last year.  Actually the problem is due to the fact … Continue reading Laughter – Prayerful Tuesday

What would you do? – Prayerful Tuesday

  13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,* praising God and saying, 14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!’* Luke 2:13-14 God speaks to us in many ways–through relationships, our experiences, sacred texts such as the Bible and many more. Like … Continue reading What would you do? – Prayerful Tuesday

Non-Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

In the last couple of weeks I have been reading a book by Jay Michaelson, Everything is God, The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism[1], who described a prayer practice I have been using for many years but didn't know it was a prayer practice, Non-Distracted, Non-Meditation.  This prayer practice, as Michaelson describes it, has no … Continue reading Non-Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

Walking Home With Amelia

  Amelia is a 5 year old, little girl who is a mixture of tomboy, imp, princess and budding scientist but most of all a Grammy’s delight.  Walking home from school with Amelia is always an adventure.  Today we hadn’t gotten even 100 feet from her school when she bent over and said, “Look Grammy, … Continue reading Walking Home With Amelia

pray without ceasing – Prayerful Tuesday

  1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 (NRSV)  12But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 . . ., encourage the faint hearted, help … Continue reading pray without ceasing – Prayerful Tuesday

Prayerful Tuesday – An Attitude of Gratitude

Psalm 100 (The Message) A Thanksgiving Psalm  1-2 On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. 3 Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. 4 Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. … Continue reading Prayerful Tuesday – An Attitude of Gratitude