Maundy Thursday

Harp strings flutter their touch through me – Soothing my soul. “Holocaust” symphony – That does not flutter. It seeps into you – behind your eyes, within the wailing wall of your heart. How could such beauty and gentleness in the twinkling music Co-exist with the knowledge of such terror – knowing that this couldContinue reading “Maundy Thursday”

Turning Point

A time when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. A point at which significant change occurs. Imagine a dancer. You choose. A ballerina spinning with supreme control. A modern dance interpretation. A jazz gyration. Swing dancing in synchronized, yet wild enthusiasm. A powerful footfall through hip hop. Do itContinue reading “Turning Point”

Make a Space for Prayer

In this post for Holy Week that many will be worshipping from home, make a special place to pray.

It is Well with my Soul

For our Sunday musical reflection this week, we will be highlighting a favorite hymn of so many, “It is Well with my Soul.”  As we go through dark times in our lives, for many this hymn brings them calm and hope.  Today we share two beautiful versions of the song, one with voice and oneContinue reading “It is Well with my Soul”

A Garden Tour or a few…

As many of our favorite gardens are closed to visitors this year, I thought it would be nice on this day of Spring to visit some of the world’s best gardens.  I guess these gardens are our secret… “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”  FrancesContinue reading “A Garden Tour or a few…”

Hope

  I barely can sense it’s shiver of awakening. But. I stop in stillness, Searching for the shimmer. In a drawn down lip-line, In a shallow breath, In a tear-drop caught in its passage. My consciousness whispers that it’s there. My footsteps inch toward it. It must be! Because. I hope for it. By SusanContinue reading “Hope”

Rain

I have always envied my friends who love to live in rainy places.  There’s the friend who said, “I Iove to fall asleep to the sound of rain drops falling on my window sill.”  I didn’t understand it then, and I still don’t understand it now. I think I have always suffered from Seasonal AffectiveContinue reading “Rain”

Sometimes, Heaven

Sometimes, Heaven is right under your feet – shoes off, velveteen blades caressing your sole – soul. Sometimes, Heaven hides behind your furrowed brow – waiting – for the right moment to crawl down your cheek in a single tear into the light of day. Sometimes, Heaven floats on the gentle currents above – thatContinue reading “Sometimes, Heaven”

Sustenance

Weather not always balmy obstacles appear amid swirling wind and storms former experiences illumine strong ropes: faith, hope, love Biblical passages apply over centuries these guide provide balance become sources of courage and strength when mountains overwhelm grasp ropes tightly     I Corinthians 13 “ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. ButContinue reading “Sustenance”

Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. HowContinue reading “Kindness”

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