Dawn

Come, O Dawn! Sweet and subtle, gently warming, come! Be the slow smile of sun that elicits laughter and delight from weary travelers. Be the hint of hope that we need to put one foot faithfully in front of the other along these long pathways of peace. Come, Dawn!...

The Best I Can Do for a Monday

Waking up, giving thanks for you. Waking up, letting life be as it is. Waking up, adding my prayers. Waking up, making peace with regret. Waking up, allowing for new grace. Waking up, accepting the work. Waking up, willing to wonder. Waking up, embracing the day....

Rush Hour

A hermit thrush flits outside my office window seeking a perch or a morsel from the concrete. If I could open the window, I would offer her space to cool her wings and quiet her panic, sharing the same gift that the barista gives me each morning when he kindly ignores...

Lent 31

The mourning dove catches the dawn’s red in the gleam of her feathers and adds her opinion to the chatter of birds amidst the still-sleeping maples. If their conversations were not so delightful or their songs so encouraging in the morning, I might guess, God,...

Lent 11

The miracle comes again: a rose blooming in the east, a shadow retreating across the hills, a sparrow announcing the morning roll call. My soul responds gratefully, “Here!” and I set myself to the task of living with the confidence of...

Advent 12/20/12

Can we sit quietly together this morning, O God, like we used to do before the whole world went crazy? Sit and drink our coffee in the peace of familiar friends, watching the geese overhead in their ever-shifting Vs, letting the day unfold for a few minutes without...

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