An Election Prayer

Tomorrow, November 8th, is election day and I am becoming increasingly concerned about what will happen tomorrow and in the days and months that follow. This campaign has been so very divisive, hateful, and acrimonious that I fear for the safety of whoever wins and for our own. The name calling on both sides and the call … Continue reading An Election Prayer

GOD SAID

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 … Continue reading GOD SAID

Tomorrow You’ll Be Brave – Prayerful Tuesday

Tomorrow you'll be brave, you say? Fool! Dive today From the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. You fear the rocks? Better men than you have died on them; Dying on Love's rocks is nobler than a life of death.  - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi, … Continue reading Tomorrow You’ll Be Brave – Prayerful Tuesday

To Be a Blessing – Prayerful Tuesday

Be generous: invest in acts of charity. Don’t hoard your goods; spread them around. Be a blessing to others. This could be your last night. -- Ecclesiastes 11:1a, 2, The Message My Mother 1988 Steven F Austin St. Park, TX ©Ruth Jewell, 2016 A recent meditation had the following journal question “If you knew you were … Continue reading To Be a Blessing – Prayerful Tuesday

Prayers for Christmas Eve — Light in the Darkness

Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”: and there was light John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.   Light Light, down into my hole you come, holding on with cold fingers of fear, You lift me from the darkness. Like an otter slipping through a … Continue reading Prayers for Christmas Eve — Light in the Darkness

Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 FAITH, HOPE, LOVE faith, hope, love in faith an elderly Priest and his wife waited for their first child in faith a maiden utters the words “Here Am I” in love a child leaps in the … Continue reading Advent, Week Four, Love – Prayerful Tuesday

Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in LORD and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart The Psalmist says to “shout for joy, all you upright in heart,” but I am not very joyful, this year and in all honesty I don’t feel ‘upright’ at the moment.  I have been listening to … Continue reading Advent, Week Three, Joy – Prayerful Tuesday