Tag: pray

ebb and flow, darkness and light

Recently, I’ve pushed my morning yoga routine back a bit so I can spend more time in prayer and breathing before starting my day. While I am not always motivated to wake up those 15 minutes earlier, I find that in the long run,… Continue Reading “ebb and flow, darkness and light”

prayers and blessings of remembrance for this day

I have spent some time this morning meditating on prayers that have been written over the years with regard to 9/11.  I am so grateful to have found one website in particular that memorialized the 10th anniversary with a page of prayers and blessings… Continue Reading “prayers and blessings of remembrance for this day”

from John Muir’s The Yosemite

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

we give thanks this day

For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day.… Continue Reading “we give thanks this day”

a Lakota prayer

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me. I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the… Continue Reading “a Lakota prayer”

Mary Oliver’s Morning Poem

Morning Poem by Mary Oliver   Every morning the world is created. Under the orange sticks of the sun the heaped ashes of the night turn into leaves again   and fasten themselves to the high branches — and the ponds appear like black… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s Morning Poem”

lessons learned: taking down the walls

Those of you who follow this blog know how deeply I connect my time on the farm with time spent with God.  I believe as human beings we miss so many valuable lessons that can be learned in the simplicity of nature and creation. … Continue Reading “lessons learned: taking down the walls”

what we need is here

This morning as we rounded the corner to school, we witnessed a wide V of geese honking and flying overhead.  Because of the unseasonal weather we’ve been having, the girls wondered if the bird were flying north or south.  I watched as the silhouette… Continue Reading “what we need is here”


I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one… Continue Reading “looking”

lessons learned: letting nature take its course

In the summer, I like to hang potted plants from my house.  My kitchen faces the backside of our home so I typically have a basket hanging in front of the window for part of the year. Before my daughter was born, I noticed… Continue Reading “lessons learned: letting nature take its course”

places to play in, places to pray in

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.  ~John Muir Places to play in and pray in.  I have been meditating on this one… Continue Reading “places to play in, places to pray in”