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...

Adoration

A thousand burnt offerings, O Wisdom, not given in shame or self-righteousness but in a flood of awe: You are beautiful. A thousand burnt offerings, O Wisdom, to bring incense to the table you set for those humble enough to drink there. A thousand burnt offerings, O...

Psalm 130

To you, O God, we hold out our hearts. Deal gently with them, we pray. Increase their love with your forgiveness; soften their bitterness with your peace. Until peace comes, we will wait and watch. To you, O God, we hold out our hungers. Have mercy on them, we pray....

How the Mighty Have Fallen

Your glory, O God, stands triumphant in high places and low, in mountains and valleys, across rivers and oceans that once bled. How the mighty have fallen from their thrones! How the satisfied have been reduced to hunger! How the fortresses have crumbled to pieces...

O People, Hope!

O people, hope in the Holy One in whom there is steadfastness and with whom there is healing! Blessed be the One whose heart is attentive to pain with compassion and accountability. Blessed be the One from whom nothing is hidden, though we create our own shadows....

At the Table

You make me lie down in green pastures; you lead me beside still waters. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. – Psalm 23:2 & 5 (NRSV) Green pastures aren’t hard to come by when you grow...

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