Trinity

Trinity

I was awake the night of the full moon. It was beautiful. Full moon in a clear, black sky, Radiance reflected in a band of white light across the Lake, Brightness illuminating everything, making the night like day.  It is the Trinity in...
The Gardener of the Resurrection

The Gardener of the Resurrection

[The artwork is Christ Appears to Mary Magdalene as a Gardener, unknown artist, c. 1500] We come to the garden in the morning light.There is a glow of new life. There are butterflies flitting around an empty cross. They symbolize the journey from death to life,and the...
“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  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...