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invocation

Sally Coleman’s beautiful offering here…. Holy Spirit pray through me, pray groans that plumb the deepest caverns of my heart, and sighs that echo through the valleys my soul… + Holy Spirit pray through me, pray rivers of life a healing flow that rushes and caresses the barren places and draw me to to drink […]

a Lent poem

Over the past few years, I’ve really been helped by this beautiful poem by Madeleine L’Engle. ‘For Lent, 1966’ It is my Lent to break my Lent, To eat when I would fast, To know when slender strength is spent, Take shelter from the blast When I would run with wind and rain, To sleep […]

advent

eyes straining to see dim light, dark glass, confusion God’s future unfolds longing, not ready distracted by life’s worries how long will I wait? appearing godly barren soil destroys new life revealing parched soul another year gone unplanned, unprayed, disjointed all creation waits advent calls my name scraping scales of death from eyes God’s future […]

the God we hardly knew

is, a great poem by the late Oscar Romero with artwork from Nadia Bolz-Weber. No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor. The self-sufficient, the proud, those who, because they have everything, look down on others, those who have no need even of God- for them there will be no Christmas. Only […]

spring again…

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight. At the sound of His roar sorrows will be no more. When He bares His teeth, winter meets its death. And when He shakes His mane, we shall have spring again.” From Narnia, for you this Advent.

todays saint: St Teresa Avila

If, Lord, Thy love for me is strong As this which binds me unto thee, What holds me from thee Lord so long, What holds thee Lord so long from me? O soul, what then desirest thou? Lord I would see thee, who thus choose thee. What fears can yet assail thee now? All that […]

prophets of a future….

Ken Untener has this left us this, beautiful take on things:- ‘Prophets of a Future Not Our Own’ It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision… We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We […]

beware of ageism….

‘Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, “I often cry.” The old man nodded, “So do I.” “But worst of all,” said the boy, […]

between

Between cross and resurrection* There is only silence A body dead in a closed tomb Between cross and resurrection There is only sorrow Grief caught in the horror and the loss Between cross and resurrection There is only looking For a sign of hope, a sign of life Between cross and resurrection Is where we […]

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