Thirsty

To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.  – Revelation 21: 6 Are you thirsty?  I am. Yes, I mean that metaphorically.  I feel like some of the low-level continual panic of the last two years is finally diminishing, and we are able to see … More Thirsty

A New Thing

Do not remember the former things,     or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43: 18-19 Eye exams are cool because they are such a … More A New Thing

Known

But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were … More Known

Love Is

Love is patient; love is kind … – 1 Corinthians 13: 4 When I love you, I will be patient towards you. I will wait for you. I will hold out hope for you. Behavior is only one part of this. Your last-minute running around getting ready may irritate the tar out of me, and … More Love Is

The Exact Imprint

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and … More The Exact Imprint

Wisdom and Peace

  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace. James 3:17-18 Wisdom and peace. I cannot think of anything better to pray for … More Wisdom and Peace

Forgiveness

Take a step back.One more.Again, one more.This is a good place.  Look from here. The world is so big. There is so much of everything.So many people,so many animals,so many beautiful places in nature. Maybe one more step back. People.They are so complicated.So many motives, intentions, fears, avoidances.And always, ghosts swirling around them,voices from the past,helping, … More Forgiveness

Enlightened

… with the eyes of your heart enlightened …      — Ephesians 1:18 I was accused of plagiarism in high school after waxing eloquent in a book report on a book I adored at the time (The Great Train Robbery, fyi).  There had been no plagiarism; I just loved books and loved words and had let … More Enlightened

Joyful Noise

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;break forth into joyous song and sing praises.— Psalm 98: 4 There exists, every morning, pretty much everywhere, the perfect fulfillment of this verse.  Made by God, wonderful in their beauty and abilities, and quite dear to me personally:  birds. They are all over the earth.  … More Joyful Noise