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

Cooking with the Holy Spirit

I stayed home from church today.  I stayed to make soup with the Holy Spirit. Not just any soup mind you, but my own Vegetable Soup. You know the kind, soup filled with chopped fresh potatoes, celery, carrots, turnips, garlic and shallot and fresh herbs.  All of them carefully chopped up into bit sized pieces. … Continue reading Cooking with the Holy Spirit

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

Prayers: Moral Witness Wednesday

Today the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II will be joined by members of the Poor Peoples Campaign to demand justice from the Trump Administration. My thoughts and prayers go with them because this administration has no respect for the poor or disadvantaged. We have seen in the deserts of the Southwest how they have … Continue reading Prayers: Moral Witness Wednesday

My Struggles with Centering Prayer

Over the years I have practiced many different types of meditations.  However, in the last year or so my meditation time has become erratic, as a result so has my well-being. So I recently began to meditate again, and being the crazy person I am, I volunteered to lead a six-week Centering Prayer session at … Continue reading My Struggles with Centering Prayer