Thursday, April 12, 2018


Whoever isn’t with me is against me, and whoever doesn’t gather with me scatters.
                                                                                                                                ---Matthew 12:30

I want to be with you, Jesus,
every moment, every breath, every step,
every thought, every heartbeat, every blink of the eye.
I want to be in the flow of your grace—
gathering, drawing in, embracing with you the ones you love,
Let my words speak love; center me in your heart.
May I be light and salt for you.
Show me your way,
your path, that I may not stray from it.
Let me not be scattered but gathered,
centered, content in you. Amen.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Today I was a bird, singing the song
   Creator gave me to sing.
I was a tree, bearing fruit nourished
   by roots deep in God’s soil.
I was a brook, babbling and sparkling
   in the sun, making its way
   naturally, beautifully.

Today I caught fire. I was all flame,
   fully alive in the flow of grace.
One hundred percent who I was created
   to be,
      like bird, brook and tree.

Today I knew union, not in ecstasy,
   but in living completely surrendered,
   bursting with the gifts of my true self
   the way a fully ripe grape bursts between the teeth.