Through raindrop-streaked windows, I see treetops reaching toward gray clouds, The highest trunks yielding healthy green domes. Scanning downward, some are cicada-stricken: Brown tips sagging limply. Further still: bare wood, all the way from branch tips Down, down, out of view. Living together – I imagine sharing memories of better days, perhaps – Appearing togetherContinue reading “Green Domed Unity”
With a Father’s Heart, St. Joseph, you loved and nurtured Jesus. Surely you taught Him with patience and wisdom, so that He learned to do the same, growing into the man you helped Him to become. Thank you, St. Joseph, for protecting our Lord, for listening to God in your dreams, for remaining steadfast amongContinue reading “Prayer to St. Joseph”
The root of humility is “humus,” meaning “earth” as in “soil.” With dry eyes this morning, while reading Scripture, I was thinking in a negative light about someone, and I felt a tear rolling down my cheek. “Could this be God’s tear?” I wondered. His sadness enlightened me to a lack of humility in thatContinue reading “The Soil of Humility”
Holly trees, pushing red berries, beckon squirrels to breakfast. Chirping cardinals on this cloudy morn. Deciduous trees beginning to bare hidden branches. Life cycling in and out. Here I sit in the middle of it all. Christ is mystery… And lovely! Squirrels busily bending branches to fill their bellies. I marvel at survival’s bursting energy.Continue reading “Pondering Life this Autumn Morning”
Our Father – not my father, not your father, but OUR Father. Who art in Heaven – home, where our Father dwells, where we are called one day forever, all together as family (with OUR father!). Hallowed be thy Name – may our actions be loving, reflecting your holy name. Thy kingdom come – weContinue reading “OUR FATHER 2020”
George Floyd cried out: “I can’t breathe!” as a policeman knelt on his neck, snuffing out George’s life, his breath. Covid-19 is attacking people’s lungs – “I can’t breathe!” The pandemic is killing and destroying people’s lives all over the world. Not only are we dying physically, but we can’t even breathe normalcy into ourContinue reading “Holy Breath”
In the midst of these uncertain times, I sought peace. A busy morning, surrounded by loving people, later finding myself at home, thinking of things that aren’t going quite well, I yearned to be in Christ’s creation for a lesson. Pulling up a chair by the fishpond, I quieted my thoughts, and took in theContinue reading “Life-giving Water”
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