Thursday, October 30, 2008

from whence shall my help come?

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From whence shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
THe Lord will guard your going out
and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.

--Psalm 121

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

piles of purple

It looks like this post was accurate. Adding a little purple to my life is reintroducing a long dormant passion of mine--quilting. It has also added calm and focus as I find myself delighting in listening to i-tunes while cutting fabric and putting the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle.

I will keep you posted on this purple project!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

space for the mystery

falling into the mystery
i stand with arms wide open
waiting for the embrace of God
she greets me when i fall
she hears me when i call
leave space for the mystery

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ode to the dictionary

It's time once again for the poetry party at Abbey of the Arts. This contribution might need a bit of translation which can be found at Tess' place. Alas, my own words alluded me and so I chose to have a little fun with Tess' writer's block.

remord materialized.
i had turned a deaf ear to the psithurism of the beautiful golden day.
nevertheless , while walking through the park, apricity stirred my dour mood--
especially when i realized the dog had mistaken me for a fire hydrant and
blessedly i had remained unbepissed.
what a joy to have the words to express my extreme profundity!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

lectio divina

"It (lectio divina) is more like one organic process with four "moments"--reading, meditating, praying, contemplating--flowing naturally into one another."

"You may be led to speak from your heart, write in a journal, or express yourself through some artistic medium or movement."

inspiration & quotes from Lectio Divina by Christine Valters Paintner & Lucy Wynkoop