“Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy each to his brother.” –Zechariah, 7:9 “You have heard it said love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” –Matthew 5:43-44 Thursday I am taking part in … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness – Prayerful Tuesday
Exodus 14:10-11, 13-14, 21: 10As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. 11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing … Continue reading Trust in God? – Prayerful Tuesday
God has many ways to speak to us, through relationships, our experience, what we read and in the images we see every day. Visio Divina, Latin for divine seeing, is praying with an image and listening for what God may say to us through that image. The above image is an entry, a rather nice … Continue reading Visio Divina – Life’s Entrances – Prayerful Tuesday
I watched a PBS program the other night about Shakespeare’s Macbeth and one insight of the host made me sit up and take notice. The play of Macbeth, as Shakespeare tells it, is about the ego. You see Macbeth let his own and his wife’s ego control his life and I resonate with that. As of … Continue reading The Dark Night – Prayerful Tuesday
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 . . .
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” … Continue reading Less Than Perfect – Prayerful Tuesday
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 … Continue reading a morning prayer