Do Not Fret

Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, for they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. … Commit your way to God, trust in God who will act. – Psalm 37:1-2 & 5 (NRSV)  A wise friend said to me, “A person who...

Peace

Peace to your path, winding into the night; peace toward your path, moving toward the light. Peace to your fear as it tramples the adder; peace to your fear when love makes it shatter. Peace to your prayers, crying out for comfort; peace to your prayers and the heart...

Arise and Come Away

From greed, from vanity, from despair, from doubt, come away, o my soul. Arise and come away. From apathy, from anger, from mistrust, from fear, come away, o my soul. Arise and come away. Breathe in love, breathe out peace. Notice life as it touches your skin. Arise...

Cloudy

There are days when I do not mind your mystery, O Holy One, and days when I can even declare it to be the good news. But, oh! What I really want is for your cloudiness to clear, for your words to distill themselves distinctly, simply, for your history to guarantee my...

In Pursuit

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14 (NRSV) The interstate highway signs as you enter Pennsylvania read, “Pursue your happiness.” I laugh and roll my eyes every time I see them. In part because happiness is a state of being,...

Escape Plans

Michal let David down through the window; he fled away and escaped. Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed; she put a net of goats’ hair on its head, and covered it with the clothes. When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “He is sick.” – 1 Samuel...

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