I Thought I saw You

I thought I saw youdown there at the end of the lane.Was it you I sawholding a violet to you breast?Was it you I sawgazing into the distant hillswith such a far away look?Were you waitingfor someone you loveto come and hold you? I thought I saw youdown there at the end of the lane.Was … Continue reading I Thought I saw You

House of Worship

. . . Long ago, Long ago Long ago this was a great house of worshipMen came from far and wideTo hear powerful leaders speak of God. . . Today, TodayToday I am old and only my bones remainThe grass, the flowers, the trees worship here nowFox, and mice, and birds all congregate. . . … Continue reading House of Worship

The Jesus Prayer

Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. I love Bartimaeus and have gained insight from his persistence in his call to Jesus. Yet, I often wonder if most people who use the … Continue reading The Jesus Prayer

Light in the Darkness

December is a dark time for me, not just because it is the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, but because I feel alone in the dark. Everyone around me is celebrating and I just don’t have the energy to do more than sit alone in the corner.  I know I’m a strong introvert … Continue reading Light in the Darkness

Hope, Light, Love, Advent

 “He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. He must go away from the screech of dissonant days, from the nervousness and fury of acquisitiveness and the betrayal in embezzling his own life. He must say farewell to manual … Continue reading Hope, Light, Love, Advent

God’s Prayer

Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets, M.S. Burrows & J.M. SweeneyHampton Roads Publishing, 2019, pg. 70 Yesterday I received my copy of Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets and with some excitement opened the book, to this random page. It took me only a moment to read the few lines of the poem, but a lot longer … Continue reading God’s Prayer

New Years’ Day Prayer

Circle us, Lord, on this New Year’s DayCircle us with the light of your presence, bright in a world going darkEnable us to overcomer fear and temptationEnable us to have courage to overcome despair and apathy Enable us to become that which you would desireLord of creation, Lord of SalvationCircle us with the light of … Continue reading New Years’ Day Prayer