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...

Cedar Logs

Another sign, O Spirit, please — another sign. You have poured the oil for a healing sign, and it is good. You have struck up music for a joyous sign, and it is good. You have gathered warriors for an encouraging sign, and it is good. I have felt the soft oil,...

Upstream

To make my way to the Source, I pray, and to understand how it carves through the rock and reshapes the earth along its holy path; I pray to meet the One who loves the path — its movement more than its destination — and to learn the patience of unknown...

Unknown

There are so many things to say, O Spirit — delight and thanksgiving and frustration and rage and heartbreak and hope — yet no words are adequate to express it all. Listen with us in the fullness of silence, we pray. For all that we know, for all that is...

Reminder

Breathe in: the loveliness of God. Breathe out: to articulate God’s grace. Breathe in: the spirit of God. Breathe out: with purpose as God’s image. Breathe in: the wild creativity of God. Breathe out: to embody your God-given gifts. Breathe in: the delight...

Unpacking

I relocate hope Take it back from finite places and finite people where I imagined it belonged Wash off the crud and cynicism it’s gathered Place it in that Holy Fire where it can be anĀ incense warming and emanating a sweet perfume I unpack faith from the boxes...

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