Category: whimsy

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.

river fall

This weekend, we spent some time hiking in Cataloochee which is a part of the Great Smoky Mountains.  We stepped off the main trail for a bit and walked on a side trail parallel with the river.  Stopped by the side of the water,…

this is my church

This is my church. The hymns of birdsong and flapping wings. The liturgy of squirrel chatter around the feeder. The Spirit’s presence moving through the morning breeze. The grace of butterfly toes tickling the button zinnias. The praise of sunflowers, faces smiling at the…

sermon: Farmer Boy and resting in the spirit

I shared this sermon at our contemplative service a handful of years ago.  As we round out May and Mental Health Awareness month, I thought I would repost it.  ~cameron This week, I’ve been struck by the intermingling of mental health and spiritual health…

finding my voice

On Monday this week, I marched along with thousands of others in honor and memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The diversity of voices from inquisitive preschoolers to wise elders filled my ears with hope and love and justice. This morning,…

root prayers

Today, we’re going to engage in what I refer to as “root prayers.” Root prayers begin with a piece of scripture or a short prayer. Every time it is repeated, however, a word or two is removed. By doing so, the scripture or prayer…

womanhood

On this International Women’s Day, I wanted to post a poem that was symbolic for me as a woman.  I know that if I spent hours, I could find hundreds more, but given that this one found me first, I daresay, it’s the one…

morning mantra

Open me to your grace.

living in the presence

  Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry–all forms of fear–are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.  Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, and bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. ~Eckhart Tolle When I…

wrestling and wheelbarrows

  LOVE turns work into rest.  ~Teresa of Avila During Lent, I am deepening my journey by reading 2 resources–a book of daily breath prayers written by a dear friend as her final project for our Spiritual Guidance program, and an online Lenten devotional…

a truck, a plumber, and the divine within

This morning as I was coming into town on the interstate, I noticed a plumbing truck in the far left lane with its turn signal on.  It was hoping to cross 2 lanes of traffic to get off at an upcoming exit on the…

only kindness matters

A few years ago, I fell in love with the artist Kelly Rae Roberts.  As one who loves words, quotes, and affirmations, I found myself drawn to her creative nature and works of art.  A few months ago, I purchased one of her smaller pieces that simply…

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