The Offering

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life… — Proverbs 11:30 Each lemony petal seems ready to fall, the seeds, too, wait for the passing bee or butterfly to land,  to carry a new generation, disperse a gift asunder, and though we could  mourn the loss of a single petal, the sacrifice ofContinue reading “The Offering”

Song of Morning

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? — Matthew 6:26-27, NLT I’m drawn to the call  of the winsome bird,Continue reading “Song of Morning”

Night Watch

“New Year’s Day is a good time to fix one’s eyes on the only One who knows what the year is to hold.” —Elisabeth Elliot The watch before the dawning  of a new year and the restarting of a rhythm that marks time  with our memories, reminds us  of our place in this world.  Continue reading “Night Watch”

A Welcome Surrender

I turned and saw this tree sprawled  against a clouded sky, a stark contrast of autumnal browns against the vibrant blue and white — when I let myself really see the beauty in this world, each moment becomes vital and humbling, the leaves in the final stage before falling, re-turning into the soil, the sunContinue reading “A Welcome Surrender”

Pining for Renewal on Sunday Morning

Earth knows no desolation, She smells regeneration In the moist breath of decay.” — George Meredith, English Poet The house is quiet as darkness sits  with me in this early hour while I sip  my coffee and consider the day ahead.   A warm afternoon is promised, and so  is a family picnic, some longContinue reading “Pining for Renewal on Sunday Morning”