Joy in the Morning

Which of you desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good? O taste and see that the Lord is good. – Psalm 34:12 & 8a (NRSV)  The sounds of rain on the pavement and wind through the trees outside my window wake me up. The sun is content to bide its...

Sunset

Now I lay me down to sleep.I pray the sun’s rays not to weepor linger o’er our earthly achesbut whisper “peace” as stars awake. Now to rest in awe of night,to wonder as celestial heightssing lullabies of mysterythat put our turbulence at ease....

Wild Things

Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps; wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! – Psalm 148:7, 10 (NRSV) Listening to a 45 RPM vinyl as a child, I learned from the Irish Rovers why there are no unicorns in the...

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...

Trial and Error

Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with the people, and God will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!” – Micah 6:2-3...

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