A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

  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 …

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Visio Divina sunrise, sunset listen do you hear a whisper calling. heart open spirit quiet I listen I hear a whisper. As you gaze at the picture what do you feel, what do you hear.  Does the picture lead you somewhere quiet, inside where a whisper is a shout of joy. Ruth Jewell, ©March 18, …

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a child is born a child like no other a child born to change the world a child to turn the world of Rome upside down an “Anointed One” to challenge greed and power the stars in the sky celebrate the scholar honors with kingly gifts Herod and all Jerusalem with him tremble fear who …

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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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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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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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Light of Christ surround me Ignite within the flame of love, Breath of the Holy Spirit Flow through me, Fan the flames of passion Arms of the blessed Creator Enfold me, reminding me of your presence, Giver of life provide a safe place this day to rest when I am weary Shalem Ruth Jewell, ©August …

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  A mountain moves toward me white and gray, filled with rain suddenly a flash of light one thousand one one thousand two one thousand three one thousand four one thousand five, Boom, Crash five miles, the storm is five miles away the air is heavy, the first scent of ozone reaches me Hurry gather …

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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  

All surrounding Spirit, just as we are, we come to praise your name. We bring before you all that we are, the good, the not so good, and the things we’d rather not talk about. We come knowing you will forgive us, showering us with your grace and love. As children in the faith we …

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