Refreshed

My spirit dips its toes into your joy, timid and testing, then immerses itself into the wellspring of your grace. Let me soak in this luxury of gladness long after the water wrinkles settle into my soft heart and warp it to the foolish shape of...

Simile

Cover my heart, O God, like a cloud covers the sky, and hide my brokenness until your love rains with healing. Light my way, O God, like a fire blazes in the night, and burn my fears to dust so each spark guides like a star. Bring me out with joy, O God, like a spring...

retreat

in the pleasure of silence i know your nearness. you are the warm water that submerges my ego, the soft robe that enfolds my heart, the holy womb that renews my life, the sweet solitude that enlivens my senses, the warm blanket that delights my skin. in the pleasure...

Sunday Prayer

O Christ, you are the Beloved, the embodiment of God’s covenant and the aspiration of our lives. In heaven and on earth there is no one like you. The sun and moon worship you, the stars sing your praise, the oceans and the deserts give you glory. You are our God...

Monday Muse: Baptism

On the liturgical calendar, this Sunday January 12 celebrates the baptism of Jesus by his cousin John. For those congregations that do not keep the baptismal font front-and-center in their worship spaces (or keep the font covered), Baptism of Christ Sunday is a...

Across The Water

Let the storm be stilled of all its raging so my praise might echo clearly across the water. For God has guided me thus far; God’s love and grace have been unfailing. When the waves mounted impossibly, the LORD of Life did not let me drown. Every time the wind...

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