Saturday, September 24, 2011


Tomorrow I take vows to cross
with my spiritual ancestors
of the desert
and of the old Celtic ways

Pledging myself
and spirit
in Jesus Compassionate

To be pierced
in simplicity of service
to be awed
in the simplicity of
God's beauty in
the communion of
humanity and creation

With humility
with fear and trembling
that is living with intention
I come before God
family and community
to declare the communion of us with loving
Father Creator
Brother Healer
Mother Sustainer
and the companions before us
around us
and after us
who happily struggle to realize
Emmanuel within us


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forgetting

The patio of our weekend condo looked east across a lake and cypress trees, I had a beautiful sunrise to share Morning Prayer with.

I prayed for all who lost their lives ten years ago today and their loved ones left to mourn them.

I prayed for them all, victims of "powers and principalities".

I prayed that we all answer God's call to mercy, forgiveness and compassion.

I prayed for the courage to live out God's kingdom in my daily living.

I will never forget.

I will never forget God's compassion.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Compassionate love, love and kindness, is joy to the heart of God.
Praying for those who despise you is a song in God's heart.
Sing then!
Sing a joyful song!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Of all the things we can do, mercy and charity will bring us quicker into the heart of God.