Hello World.

Lynne Benson, a writer and artist, reflects on her early morning drive, contemplating how the Lord will fill her day and seeking to accompany Him in her daily encounters. In the midst of a noisy world, she embraces silence, inviting the Lord to shine through her as she embraces the reality of the Spirit of Life.

calcination & coagulation.

The content is a poetic reflection on the themes of eternity, love, and hope, emphasizing the transformative power of these concepts. It calls for embracing life’s journey like colorful leaves in the wind, symbolizing love and hope that sustain and enrich existence. The writer, Christopher Ball, wishes for grace and peace amid life’s challenges.

The Passion of the Hyphen

The post reflects on the themes of remembering and re-membering, encouraging a deeper connection and integration with ourselves, others, and a higher power. The author navigates through emotions, relationships, and personal history, ultimately emphasizing the significance of love and unity. The Lenten rhythm further underscores the message of interconnectedness and belonging.

Generous Listening

Sing Me Something New.

Karen Nelson requests a song that is new, yet genuine; an honest and clear tune she can hum after its singer leaves.

Haiku from the Heart.

Artist Wendy Bryant discusses her shift from professional artistry to spiritual creativity in retirement. She views entering her “heart studio” as a divine connection and symbol of trusting God.

Instead of a Resolution…

The passage from Revelation 21:1-6A invites us to embrace God’s presence in the new year. Instead of fleeting resolutions, we’re encouraged to seek a guiding “word” for the year. This intentional exploration fosters a deeper connection with God and a mindful approach to the year ahead. Embrace the journey and stay receptive to God’s guidance.

Baptism of Jesus

In Mark 1:9, Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River, symbolizing unity with humanity. Baptism symbolizes grace, transformation, and renewal, representing God’s presence and claiming of individuals. It’s a continuous process and an invitation to let the Holy Spirit guide our lives. The baptismal blessing assures us of God’s unwavering love and claim on us.

Day 23. Provocative Humility.

“Provocative Humility,” a Christmas message by Mary Pandiani, discusses the intersection of provocation and humility evidenced in the story of Christmas. The piece emphasizes the impact and importance of humility, love, and understanding in human interactions.

22. The Christmas Story.

The First Nations Version of the New Testament tells the story of Mary (Bitter Tears) and Joseph (He Gives Sons) journeying from Nazareth (Seed Planter Village) to Bethlehem (House of Bread) for a census at the orders of the Romans (People of Iron). Unable to find lodging, Mary gives birth to Jesus in a sheep cave. That night, shepherds witnessing a great light see spirit-messengers announcing the birth of the “Chosen One”. They visit Mary and Joseph, then spread the news about the child’s birth.

21. Prince of Peace.

The passage reflects on hope in times of despair, citing Biblical prophecies about the birth of a savior. It prays for relief from modern adversities and anticipates the ushering of peace and justice.

Day 20. Waiting.

Cindy Waple’s Advent-themed prose explores the transition from waiting for (answers, change, healing) to waiting in (Christ, stillness, mystery, love).