Earth’s Joy

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness… Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving. Psalm 100:1-2, 4 (NRSV) I was tired before the pandemic overtook our days, our news, our livelihoods. Far from dancing my way into God’s presence, I...

Glory!

Glory! Life begun! Sing hallelujah! The grave has given birth, the tomb has revealed life, the tears have watered joy. Glory! Life eternal! Sing hallelujah! Heaven is unwavering, wonder is imperishable, love is not weary. Glory! Life temporal! Sing hallelujah! Every...

Joy

Lead us to the water, O Spirit, calm in a pool or flowing in a river or pounding down a waterfall. Lead us to the water where we can bathe, splash, leap and laugh, rinse and relax, soak for hours, until violence is washed clean from our skin and defensiveness is eased...

Check-in

How is your joy, God? Have you laughed long & hard today; have you taken time to pause with delight? In your heart, do you overflow with adoration for the baby elephant playing with birds and the child protesting gun prevalence? As you tend the cracked &...

Remember

Humility. Remember the dusty Holiness of humanity that has no need to accumulate treasures. Peace. Remember the simplicity of Peace that welcomes grace and returns the same tenfold. Sorrow. Remember the certainty of the Wilderness and patiently walk with someone...

Peace

In the face of fear, love is here and love is enough. Through the midst of trouble, peace is abiding and peace is enough. When the path is uncertain, faith is attendant and faith is enough. Between regret and lament, joy is surprising and joy is enough. ‘Til the...

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