God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. Martin Luther I’m working on formatting my 2017 blog book and it’s taking significantly longer than the 2008 through 2016 books. It is, by far, the largest book yet with 355 daily entries. I learned a few
One Book is enough, but a thousand books is not too many! Martin Luther A late-night knocking at the door—late for us, at least—jolts us awake: me screaming, Maya barking, and Gerry calmly pulling on a pair of jeans to answer it. Wide awake when the commotion settles down and unable to fall back asleep,
If it can be verified, we don't need faith. Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. Madeleine L'Engle It’s gonna be chaos around here today. The best kind of chaos: grand chaos. Meanwhile, I take
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Joseph Mohr Amidst it all . . . whatever the days ahead may bring . . . may you find joy unspeakable in the grace and peace of love’s pure light. Jesus, Lord, at thy birth Hallelujah.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4 ESV Teach me . . . I wake with a prayer winding its way through my mind. Two simple words, acknowledging the truth that I don’t have all the answers. Humbling. Empowering too, because I can let go of any illusions
Contemplatives know that God’s voice rarely comes in thunder but rather in a whisper, creeping into the lives of shepherds in isolated settings or to prophets gasping in thin mountain air. ~ Adam S. McHigh, Introverts in the Church I wake at an unacceptably late hour that, this morning, is acceptable given that I was