God’s Voice Within

God’s desires for us and our deepest desires are, in the end, not opposed but are one and the same.” Kevin O’Brien, SJ  ‘The Ignatian Adventure’




dove song
on the breeze

my desire
a morning scented rose
for you, beloved


I hear your song, Spirit.

God’s Voice Within


A Dialogue

“Do not let your heart be troubled…in my father’s house there are many dwelling places.”  John 14

Hosta Greeting the Sun
Hosta Greeting the Sun

She: Rest……….. listen.
Me:  Birdsong, I hear birdsong, and new leaves rustling.
She: All of my creation spreads out before you.
Me: My heart might explode with the joy of it!
She: I will make your heart bigger.
Me: Will the joy fit into a heart filled with sadness?
She: Rest… I will carry the sadness for you.
Thank you,
Light Leading Me,
Source of  All My Joy,
Companion of My Soul,
Carrier of All My Sorrow,
My Every Heartbeat,
My Breath,
My Eyes,

I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2

Heavy Rains

“In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11



thoughts bombard me
like heavy rain pounding the roof,
slowly my mind clears
the clouds float away
taking my cares.

the Sun breaks through
and there comes a moment of rest
an awareness of God’s presence
my thoughts are suspended
sparkling in the sunlight

the Sun holds them outside of me;
inside, there  opens up
a spaciousness that vibrates
with peace.
Here in your presence, I find joy.


It Is Good

“It is good to wait patiently for the Lord ..”Lamentations 3:26

First Buds - March 2014
First Buds – March 2014


 In the winter woods
there comes
 a lightening in my step,
and the scent of blue sky,
 as the air gentles my cheek.
Yonder tree beckons
with a whisper in the thicket,
and when  I
the wee necklace of buds,
it sets my soul a-vibrating.

Teach me Lord, the patience of the trees.


Holy, Holy, Holy

” Holy, holy, holy the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come.” (Revelations 4:8)

March Pansies in the Snow 2014
March Pansies in the Snow 2014


At the moment we are about to give up,
so weary of winter,
the earth begins to soften.
The last of the snow is melting
and tiny snow drops, crocuses and pansies begin to appear.
The earth embraces the melting snow,
accepting the life- giving water with open arms.
God, the immense holy one,
calls us back to his tender ever-present embrace.
My heart cracks open,
trembling like the pansies in the snow.
I long  to fall into this bottomless pool of love.
My God, touch me today with your presence.


Resting in Silence

” My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

March Woods©2013 B.Kaufmann
March Woods©2013


Lead me, Lord
with  your still, small voice
to the Wisdom you have placed deep in my heart,
the door to this place is silence,
and though the world is noisy and messy,
you guide me to this inner room
a dwelling place,
for you and for me,
There, I rest in Silence.