Monday Spiritual Ruminations: oh joy…

Still waters may run deep But the river of joy runs deeper still. It’s water is called gladness And it flows over rocks And collapses into waterfalls Rushing Then quieting Always holding steady to the cycle and pace Persistently reminding me To bathe in its refreshing And healing And exhilarating Strength. Have no anxiety But […]

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Monday spiritual Ruminations: a call to rest

“…now it is evening…”,   So the evensong chant begins Luring and lulling us into rest. Meanwhile The velvet night descends And candles slowly dawn a vigil of light. Prayers are whispered into pillows And the day is released Floating into the soft consolation  the night brings like grandmothers arms wrapping her little ones and cuddling […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Let the Church Say Amen…

The  August crickets sing it,  The night insects add a steady one note harmony, The air is heavy and fragrant  And a tender haze brushes the evening sky. I suspect that my neighbors are girding their loins for a final dog walk while others are winding up their day– cars leaving, returning, or maybe just […]

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Monday spiritual ruminations: A Mid-Summer’s Prayer

God of all Seasons, I thank you for mid-summer mornings when birds lazily tweet their dawn tunes and fragrance meets dew drops as roses wake slowly from short hours of night. I bless you for hot mid-summer afternoons as sun blazes and boils the waters raising humidity levels and erecting thunderous towering cloud castles I praise […]

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Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Evensong

I leave my loom and step outdoors into the fading sunlight, birds offering their evensong their hymn of praise for a day well lived and fair and green of grass, bursting with promises of more warmth and days that go ever on. the quiet of the early eve settles now and lamps are lit as […]

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