Love or Fear

This morning I pondered 1 John 4:18.  When I say morning, I mean 2am, the standard hour when anything that might worry me shakes me awake and starts whispering....

Sword Fighting

Sometimes I’m sure I rattle when I walk or think or talk or simply stand, paralyzed. Chains, binding and heavy, clank about me.  Doubt. Worry. Fear. Sadne...

Luke 6:45

(I’m joining with Ann Voscamp’s Walk with Him Wednesday  blogging community and sharing about a scripture verse I’ve memorized.) I’d alw...

Worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than f...

Prayerlessness

The irony of my life-long interest in prayer is my constant wrestling with prayerlessness. At times it has been simply the result of not making time or taking t...

Maturity

The image of perfection and the perfect life captivates:  a vision of beauty, a compelling illusion, promising wonders in return for abandoning and disowning th...

Commit to Your Life

As I walked yesterday, thoughts about my prospectus swirled in my mind, as they have for months.  Fifteen pages seems so small compared to papers and projects I...

Begin Today

“How you spend your days is how you spend your life.” Last December,  I began this blog as an exploration of contemplative living, but over time, wr...

Night Prayer

Lord, dear lover of my heart, I see you in the dance of Light The play of leaves The healing lines of heart sacrifice Be to me my all Be to me my hope In this c...