Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the last month, there have been multiple rumors of ICE raids in Lynn. Some have proven true and others false but all create a culture of fear. Friday, as I attended a PICO Board meeting, Faith in New Jersey turned out a US Senator and dozens of clergy including the Roman Catholic Archbishop, to … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“In Blackwater Woods” By Mary Oliver Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is … [Read more…]

Monday, March 13, 2017

In hard desperate times, I often look up to God to guide me through it. By saying a prayer I feel confident that God will help me through it, as he always has in previous situations. He gives me hope and confidence to get through my situation and I feel hopeful knowing that he’s watching … [Read more…]

Sunday, March 12, 2017

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The hardest day of my life was Good Friday in 1995.  In the morning my parents left me in charge of my younger siblings while my mom had her first appointment with an oncologist.  When my parents returned home the looks on their faces told me her breast cancer was more serious than expected.  My … [Read more…]

Friday, March 10, 2017

Crossing Eutaw: What’s Going On Seven A.M. the middle of the week; A walk to ponder the message I seek. Emotions in turmoil and I question God why; All the hate and distrust and so many do die. The nation is divided and our leaders cast doubt; They perpetuate old stereotypes to hold onto their … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I have stood at the center of the world I have stood at the center of the world The primordial Tree, the innocent beginning I have been rejected there, exiled So I wander Homeless, yet seeking Home Marked, yet seeking I have traveled so far in my wanderings That I have changed, the distance became … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous error!— that a spring was breaking out in my heart. I said: Along which secret aqueduct, Oh water, are you coming to me, water of a new life that I have never drunk? Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous error!— that I had a beehive … [Read more…]