The Call to Pray

‘Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” ‘  Genesis 28:16




waking up
to the scent of rain
through an open window
the pink shape of dawn
ringing matins


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

“Everything Has Become New!”

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”  2 Cor. 5 

April Willow
April Willow


I want to wear              an Easter heart
and bloom like the     willows in the woods
let me put on the Easter cloak of love
let my old heart pass away,
empty it to make room
for the heart of Jesus
to dwell in me


Whenever You Pray

“Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.”  Matthew 6:6

 Morning Surprise
Morning Surprise

The invitation is 

to meet God in silence,
deep in my own heart;
He patiently waits for me
to open the door to his word
and to sit quietly 
letting it soak into my being,
there are many doors to close on my way to this 
sacred place where God waits for me.
Today, I close the door on guilt and worry.
Jesus , I desire the grace to
 open the door to the compassion that resides in my heart ,
to the place where you abide.


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.