“My Eyes So Soft”

“My Eyes So Soft”

This is a praying with a poem post. Spend time with this poem. Read it through. Read it aloud. Notice if a word or a phrase reaches out for you, shimmers for you, resonates in your heart. MY EYES SO SOFT Don’t Surrender Your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut...
A Capacity for Seeing

A Capacity for Seeing

Soon we give way to the season of Lent and enter the weeks of reflection that invite deeper contemplation on the habits of our days.  Perhaps it is the daily views I see of lake and sky, trees and hills that makes me aware of seeing. Every day there a softness of...
Old Oak Calls

Old Oak Calls

Winter fog blurring the hills and lingering over the lake, fresh snow dusting the trees, a Celtic-feeling morning; it could be any time, ancient or unfolding now. The night-before-dream stirred, not in sound or image but in sensation Old Oak murmuring. Yes, I say. And...
Advent Calendar 2023

Advent Calendar 2023

Imagine the excitement of a 19th century child invited to make the first chalk mark on the door. With 24 more marks it would be Christmas Day. Or look in the window of another 19th century home and a little one is placing the first bit of straw in the nativity crib....
Prayer Meditation for Advent

Prayer Meditation for Advent

We keep coming back to Christmas, O God, even though we’ve been here so many times. We’ve been to the manger. Year after year, we make the journey because the story is in us. And we will come again, as long as we imagine what can be, and isn’t yet. We come again to...
The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day

The Hours of Christmas Day  Praying the Hours is an ancient tradition and spiritual practice offered to hallow each day. Keeping the Hours began as prayers of the people. The ordinary workday was interspersed with times of prayer. Today it is mostly monks who follow...
6 Little Prayers

6 Little Prayers

By Janice MacLean Here are a series of six little prayers. You might want to use one to start your day and inspire your meditation. You might want to use one for a week and see what insights or actions arise. You can download a PDF copy here to print. Download...
Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit  by Carolyn Crowell, To Touch the Mystery: Poetry for the Journey of Life. Carolyn is an educator, minister, theologian and writer in The United Church of Canada. She writes poems that reflect the presence of the Spirit in everyday life. apples ripen on...