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I Take Comfort In Her Words

I go down to the edge of the sea.
How everything shines in the morning light!
The cusp of the whelk,
the broken cupboard of the clam, 82 more words

Silence Speaks

Celebrate Poetry Month and Drive Away the Blues

April 3, 2020

April is Poetry Month. What better time to dip into the wealth of thoughts told well? I know a number of people claim they don’t like poetry, but I think perhaps they simply haven’t sampled enough, for it comes in every shape and style. 601 more words

To Think About

The Ease Of Being Invited To Simply Pray

“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but a doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” -Praying by Mary Oliver… 307 more words

Beloved Life

At Blackwater Pond

Today is Friday, April 3.
I looked at my calendar this morning. Saturday, March 14 was my last day in my studio shoppe before closing for the pandemic. 943 more words

Daily Writings

Today by Mary Oliver

For National Poetry Month I am going to post a poem on the blog every day. Some of these will be my favorites, and some will be ones that made me think. 89 more words


Thursday's Poem, Prayer, Psalm, and Promise

We are encouraged through God’s word to “pray always,” but we might also think of this as encouragement to “pray all ways.” This blog post, based on a prayer booklet that I offered to my congregation, offers one such way to pray. 661 more words

Spiritual Practices

Here We Are

Google maps is still helpfully telling me my car is parked 90 feet away. My car hasn’t moved since I went to restock the groceries Monday. 324 more words