Tag: World

love letter to the world

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa Shine your light, share your love–take the gifts and graces bestowed upon you and give them away freely and unconditionally. Then… Continue Reading “love letter to the world”

one more sleep til Christmas

One More Sleep Til Christmas (words by Paul Williams, from The Muppet Christmas Carol) There magic in the air this evening Magic in the air The world is at her best, you know When people love and care The promise of excitement is one… Continue Reading “one more sleep til Christmas”

prayers for Earth Day

Lord, the air smells good today, straight from the mysteries within the garden of God. The trees in their prayer, the birds in praise, the first blue violets, kneeling. — Rumi May all I say and all I think be in harmony with thee,… Continue Reading “prayers for Earth Day”

Wendell Berry’s The Peace of Wild Things

I believe I have posted this poem before as it is one of my favorites.  As I was searching for a prayer about nature this morning, I came across this poem on another blogpost, literary lew.  (read the post here.)  Some mornings, the blogger… Continue Reading “Wendell Berry’s The Peace of Wild Things”

love letter to the world

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa Shine your light, share your love–take the gifts and graces bestowed up you and give them away freely and unconditionally. Then… Continue Reading “love letter to the world”

Wendell Berry’s The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake… Continue Reading “Wendell Berry’s The Peace of Wild Things”

lessons learned: ladybugs and hope

As I sat down to write this morning, I realized that “hope” has become a consistent theme through my blog.  I’ve reflected on new flowers peeking out from bulbs buried in winter snow, tiny hostas surviving a late May freeze, and long lost plants… Continue Reading “lessons learned: ladybugs and hope”

Mary Oliver’s Mindful

Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s Mindful”

a gentle reminder

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the… Continue Reading “a gentle reminder”

mindfulness

It has been awhile since I have blogged, and that is because I have been engaging in mindfulness around health issues, quality of life, etc.  While I have missed being here, I have appreciated the quiet time, in the mornings especially, to read, pray,… Continue Reading “mindfulness”

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”

the world as our garden

If we modern people thought of our world as a garden, if we gardened more, then I think all the other creatures and things that grow in the ground would be so much better off. Beauty can save the world! But that depends on… Continue Reading “the world as our garden”

Mary Oliver’s The Messenger

The Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird— equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I… Continue Reading “Mary Oliver’s The Messenger”

one more sleep til Christmas

One More Sleep Til Christmas (words by Paul Williams, from The Muppet Christmas Carol) There magic in the air this evening Magic in the air The world is at her best, you know When people love and care The promise of excitement is one… Continue Reading “one more sleep til Christmas”

shining the lamps of love in this world

Lamps of Love O Lord, take my ears and hear through them, take my hands and use them, take my lips and speak through them, take my eyes and smile through them, take my heart and mind and will, and use them as lamps… Continue Reading “shining the lamps of love in this world”