Thanks to Give

Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights— His faithful love endures forever. — Psalm 136:7 I see the noon sun through a favorite tree, this bur oak that is letting  loose leaves and acorns, returning humus to the earth, a cycle of renewal which requires rest, and these changing leaves and thinning treesContinue reading “Thanks to Give”

Rain Psalm

He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth, and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures. — Psalm 147:8 A hesitant spatter builds  to an open deluge,  our backyard transforms into a temporary  swamp, and the water-  collecting barrels overflow, rivulets running down and over, a casacading reminder of plenty, and IContinue reading “Rain Psalm”

Every Provision

While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tinyContinue reading “Every Provision”

A Thanksgiving Psalm

What graciousness is given to us, all God’s creatures — this earth, a bounteous land  filled with mountains and seas,  filled with green fields and trees, filled with full blooms that offer an incense, pleasing to us  and to Him who gave His all  for us, He who is all. Glory  be to our God,Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Psalm”

A Grateful Love

Love that suspends ego, lets go the bitter renderings of past wrongs, forgives seven times and then seventy times seven more. Love that covers others with mercy — clothing, feeding, sheltering those with needs even to the point of sacrifice. Love that listens to the grief, holds vigil during times of illness and death, andContinue reading “A Grateful Love”

Entering Thankful

“…that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. Oh Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!” — Psalm 30:12 With too many and too much, we often fail to be thankful. We have become a people who feel entitled to all we desire, even in gluttonous amounts, indulging on everythingContinue reading “Entering Thankful”