September 25, 2016
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.
John O’Donohue, For Equilibrium, a Blessing
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
February 1, 2015
This post from one of my favorite inspirational blogs really spoke to me today, so I thought I’d share it with you:
Looking Behind, Moving Ahead (Prayer Devotional for the week of February 1, 2015).
September 11, 2014
Remembering the souls lost on 9/11 today, and praying for families and survivors.
A while back, I wrote a poem for prayerpower4today, my blog with writing partners Sue Bradford Edwards and Lori Strawn, about the preciousness of life. With your indulgence, I’ll re-post it here as we honor the fallen today.
Live with Grace
The main thing I wish for you is this:
A rich, full life.
Even if you’re not rich.
Even if your belly’s not full.
The “for-now” -ness gets us all into trouble.
We say we’ll just take this job… “for now.”
Or stick with this relationship that’s a sinking ship….. “for now.”
For now is another way of saying, I accept less than I deserve.
So here’s the tricky part. Be content but don’t settle.
Expect great things.
Blast off in a rocket to reach the stars.
Build an eighth wonder in your imagination.
How would you live if you knew you couldn’t fail?
What would you do if you had all you ever wanted?
Would you suddenly know how to be happy?
Mr. Right doesn’t do that for you.
Growing a third eye and seeing into the future won’t make it clear.
It’s already there, all wrapped up inside of you.
Ask God’s help. Do it yourself.
Get on your knees and pray.
Get on your feet and walk.
Be about it. Now move.
January 1, 2014
Re-blogged from BJ Richardson’s inspirational blog, The River Walk. Happy New Year to All!
In The Beginning (John 1:1-2).
November 27, 2013
Here’s a glorious gem from my writing partner, Lori Strawn. She and SueBE have been writing such beautiful things lately, I may just re-post everything they write! They’re that good. Happy Thanksgiving, all!
April 25, 2013
It was a week
to shake the faith
right out of our bones.
But faith cannot fall
to such a small god:
a god of bombs, bullets, ripped limbs.
Seek God elsewhere.
He is there in the helpers.
In solace, yes, and mourning, too.
In healing hands, in hope.
Look to those who know the truth:
What is not love
cannot be God.
There is your answer.
The Last Word, by Lori Strawn