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...

Dry Bones

Bone upon bone, I build a prayer. Give it breath, O Spirit. I wait for hope like the sleepless wait for morning. I long for grace like lovers long for embrace. I listen for your voice like springtime listens for the robin. I bring flesh to meet spirit like tears meet...

All Will Be Well

The seeds of tears growing impossibly as a harvest of joy. You did this. The storms of disappointment yielding impossibly to the radiance of blessings. You did this. The long winter of fear thawing impossibly for a spring of solidarity. You did this. May all that...

Patience

I bless the earth for nurturing the daffodil in secret until the robins are ready to herald its cheery bloom. I bless the spring peepers for freezing solid in wintery woods to wait faithfully until the early spring thaw beckons love’s chorus. I bless the sun for...

Lent 15

My God and my delight, my rock and my blessing: you who can grow a daffodil where a thorn has been planted, you who can dance with new life after death has decreed its sentence: help my spirit watch eagerly for your love though my mind expects your absence; tune my...

Easter Sunday

Come, Lord Jesus! For three days and an eternity we have been languishing — come, Lord Jesus! Set among us your rich feast where all are fed and comforted. Come, Lord Jesus! Do not hide in the tomb or the garden but be unrestrained & boldly marvelous. Come,...

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