For the past two years I have been wrestling with how my ministry would be expressed in the world. This discernment journey has taken me “around the block” and back again many times and during this past summer I had finally made my decision, I choose not to be ordained in my denomination of … Continue reading I Choose . . .
The only gift I have to offer this week is my sorrow for Paris, Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and all of us. So I offer the Psalms I go to when I am in the midst of sorrow and pain. May your hearts be comforted by the words of the psalmist and may you find solace … Continue reading Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday
I have been trying to think about what to say about the Umpqua shootings but my heart is breaking and my mind won’t process this. So I am asking you for your prayer this week to write letters to your legislators about gun legislation, talk to your neighbors about keeping safe, and get involved in your community … Continue reading Overwhelmed with Sadness – Prayerful Tuesday
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
“And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:10b In the last weeks God’s creation has seemed anything but good. Terrorist attacks, ambushing of police, and police shootings of unarmed young men continue to rent the very fabric of our society. Yet God did not create an evil world, in fact God proclaims this world … Continue reading It is Good?—Prayerful Tuesday
As I sit a robin sings his morning song, tea in hand, dog in my lap I wait expectantly, I listen . . . all I hear are crows, and wrens. Where are you? It has been so long since I felt your presence. I long to feel your touch on my cheek, to … Continue reading Desert
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 . . .