Not Just Back Then

Not Just Back Then

The Gospel of Thomas, an ancient Christian manuscript discovered in 1945, gives us new understanding of Jesus from the Wisdom tradition. It offers these words for the spiritual journey. You hear echoes of these words in Matthew and Luke. The Thomas saying goes...
Lifting the Eye of the Heart 

Lifting the Eye of the Heart 

A meditation on Numbers 21:4-10 & John 3: 14,15 Let’s not get caught up with a God unleashing venomous snakes in a “You think you have it bad now, then try this” ploy. It is, perhaps, how we see God when we are in pain. “Somebody must be behind this suffering.”“It...
“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...
Like the Eyes of An Owl

Like the Eyes of An Owl

I love owls. And I have more than two or three in my study watching over my working. They are the “Keepers of Wisdom.” They have eyes full of stories. They have a gaze that is deep and all-knowing.They have big eyes for their body size and this gives them...
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...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday brings us back to Earth. What are these ashes? Perhaps they are last Easter’s palm hosanna’s waved in joy, now presented to the fire. Once full of life, now grey-shadowed dust transformed, and lying in a waiting bowl. Ash Wednesday brings us back to...