A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

Road to Emmaus, Rembrandt   The story of the two disciples on their way to Emmaus who meet the resurrected Jesus is a familiar story to us all, maybe to familiar. I found this drawing of Rembrandts and it touched me in a way some finished painting cannot. If you look closely you will see …

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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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Ruth 1:16-17 16But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the …

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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  

Revelation 3:20- “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door; I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.” For the last four months I have been on an inward journey.  I don’t know where this journey will lead me, although …

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A Story of Three Women Three Women drink tea in the morning Each on their own Terraces Secure within their walls They offer the daily morning wave The Elder, the Middle, the Younger Careful not to offend They talk each day Across a Chasm filled with white still Fog One day things changed A breeze stirred …

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It is the small things in life that delight me the most.  This morning we took one of our pumpkin pies to a friend and then went to Third Place Books to sell some old books and maybe pick up a new one.  The rain was coming down hard and it was so dreary, yet, …

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Mark 14:36 36He said, ‘Abba,* Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.’ I know Advent is only a few weeks away (have you done your Christmas shopping yet?) but it is this verse from Mark that has played over and over …

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All of us have a God-given purpose The Holy Spirit, Christ, God will not abandon us, we, however can abandon God We are not a people on the edge of death, we are a people leaping into life If we have faith in who we are and who we will become in the name of the Divine, we will succeed …

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I was preparing to leave for class when I suddenly remembered I had the homily for the 8:30 am Morning Prayers, and I hadn’t written anything yet.  As I stood in my office, panic setting in, I grabbed my notebook, and a book on the interpretation of scripture and ran out the door.  I am …

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