A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

  A new year has begun and I am not sure what it will bring. Usually I have a sense of new beginnings, or I have excited expectations and hope as I pick up from where I left off and start over again. Not this year though. There has been too much acrimony, too much …

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  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 …

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John Bell is one of my favorite composers and lyricists.  He writes music that reaches deep inside of me and calls to me.  Most of his hymns are short chant type pieces that I am able to sing all day.  On Sunday we sang one of my favorites “Take, O Take Me As I Am” …

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May we remember today that we are part of an unfolding story That calls us to listen to God’s words with intent to action May we live in the reality of God’s kingdom entering into our lives May we rejoice in the wonder of God’s eternal presence May all that we do deepen our awareness …

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Open My Eyes That I Might See   Last week John and I took a train ride to Vancouver, BC and while we hoped for some sun it was even cloudier there that at home.  As we walked through Stanley Park I was afraid all my pictures would be gray and drab and then I …

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1 Corinthians 12:12-13: 12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of …

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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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Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for …

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    Quiet, I sit in my small boat Alone, I wait Purple and gold sky A sea dark and still Alone, I wait  Ruth Jewell, ©March 1, 2013  

Matthew 25:35b . . . I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Yesterday was a strange day!  John and I are vacationing on a Caribbean Cruise and yesterday we visited Barbados.  It was supposed to be a quick day of shopping for gifts in the morning and then back to our ship, the MS …

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