Category: creation

coming out of the dark

Most days, if you take the time to just be, creation reminds us of the simple truths in life–love, hope, forgiveness, etc.  This morning, I found the bulbs in my window to speak to me more meaningfully than words in a book. For many…

lessons learned: bunnies and sacred space

Every spring, the bunnies come to visit the garden and see if by some chance, there’s a hole in the chicken wire big enough to access the greens.  Sadly, they are disappointed, but they hang around any way and give birth each Spring to…

“When I entered the cave hoping for a glimpse of celestial brightness, it never occurred to me that it might be so small. But here it is, not much bigger than a mustard seed—everything I need to remember how much my set ideas get…

a psalm of hope

from the newly released book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation Our Healer, our Hope, We greet you in the morning with fresh faces turned toward the sun. You warm our skin and our hearts with your light. You envelop us in your…

ahhh, peace

There are mornings when the world greets me unexpectedly with a brilliant sunrise or a joyful birdsong. I sit in my meditation room, drink my tea, and soak in what Creation has to offer my soul. Ahhh, peace.

a psalm of thanksgiving

from my new book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation  Preorder here God of Bounty, We offer thanksgiving to you in this season of harvest. For the food you created, for the rich soil that sheltered the seeds for the morning sun that…

bathing in autumn light

The weather here in Western North Carolina has finally felt like autumn this weekend.  I’ve been spoiled by work trips to Illinois and Maine earlier this season and have been waiting somewhat impatiently for it to cool off here in my hometown.  (Whoever said…

dirty knees? yes, please!

I posted this one last Easter and pulled it out today as a reminder of why it is necessary to my spirit and wellbeing to sink my hands into the dirt daily.  As for Daisy, she is resting in peace under favorite tree, nourishing…

lessons learned: hummingbirds and hope

I wrote this post a couple of summers ago, and in looking for hope today, I came across this one. ~cameron In the past couple of weeks, I have found myself taking refuge on my screened-in porch during times of day when the birds…

healing

Some days when the scars in my soul remind me they are there, I go out into creation and just be with my God.  I am reminded that there is beauty in each and every living thing, even myself. May is Mental Health Awareness…

prayer for re-creation

Compassionate Creator, Set me among these hills in the grass. Fill my spirit with the songs of birds and the whispers of wind. Let the tears flow warmly and silently, tempting my tongue with salty kiss, Then turn me loose from this sorrow releasing…

I have just recently discovered Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor, and I am grateful to have these words find me: I know plenty of people who find God most reliably in books, in buildings, and even in other people.  I have found God…