A Quiet Walk

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,

  What does it mean to eat locally grown foods?  Well it doesn’t mean you eat only food grown in your area.  Rather it means you understand the importance of food or, as my friend David Bell says (Eating Locally, Artistically, justbetweentheridges.wordpress.com), the sacredness of food.  Eating food from a neighbor or a local farmer …

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  Namaste In the last few days it seems our world has slipped another cog on its sanity wheels.  There have been floods in Colorado, a devastating fire in New Jersey, children have gone missing, there are continuing world economic problems, people are dying in conflicts in the Middle East and South America . . …

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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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  Matthew 25: 40 And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Saturday John and I welcomed a new family member into our home.  A small stray dog rescued by …

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Hebrews 12:18-29 18 You have not come to something* that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. 20 (For they could not endure the order …

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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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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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night time is nearly over robin sings his song to call the sun to rise a thin line of light glows on the Eastern horizon pink, orange, purple climb into the sky gold tips the tops of trees in the West the waters of Puget Sound are dark . . . then pink lights up the …

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This past week John and I did a bit of gardening.  We had a rosemary bush being shaded by another bush and I wanted to move it.  So we prepared the new spot where it was to go, dug the new hole and went over to our lovely rosemary bush.  Now you should know I …

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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