Category Archives: Faith

Tis the gift to be simple….

Simple Gifts 19th century, Shaker hymn ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’tis the gift to come down where you ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, It … Continue reading

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GOD'S GRANDEUR – Gerard Manley Hopkins

                 GOD’S GRANDEUR The world is charged with the grandeur of God.   It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;   It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not … Continue reading

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Carol Wimmer – When I say, "I'm a Christian"

When I say, “I am a Christian,”  I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!” I’m whispering, “I get lost!  That’s why I chose this way”When I say, “I am a Christian,”  I don’t speak with human pride I’m confessing that I … Continue reading

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The Lord make his face shine upon you

The LORD bless you        and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you        and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you        and give you peace. From the Bible: Numbers 6:24-26, a … Continue reading

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Madeleine L'Engle – Reflections on a Writing Life

Words and Silence Word I, who live by words, am wordless when I try my words in prayer. All language turns To silence. Prayer will take my words and then Reveal their emptiness. The stilled voice learns To hold its … Continue reading

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The Goodness of Lostness

The church I see in Acts is so different from the church I see today. Following Jesus was an all-consuming fire and some (many) surely did perish in its flames. Today, Jesus is that little extra that makes our lives … Continue reading

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Morning

In the cool grey of morning there is a stillness for my spirit trickling seeping into my being collecting the fragmented bits and fluttery pieces drawing all of me together. I become whole. by wordsworth, used with permission

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Nice and Safe

The church I see in Acts is so different from the church I see today. Following Jesus was an all-consuming fire and some (many) surely did perish in its flames. Today, Jesus is that little extra that makes our lives … Continue reading

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Wilderness

This wilderness it lasts so long on and on forever so it seems. The sand grinds inside my socks rubbing my sweaty feet raw. I trudge. I plod. I slog. This wilderness goes on forever. I want out and my … Continue reading

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Silent Bath

Silent Bath Today, God. All I can do today is sit hunched over in silence hoping You’ll pour something Your love Your word Yourself over me. My hands are too heavy to lift the cup to my mouth to pick … Continue reading

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