In the desert you can prepare For a call to deeper ways With a dry wisdom that pierces Through all pleasurable days And raises mountains to climb through grace. ~
The Joyful Way
Make your own Sunshine weather . Though skies Are glooming grey . And your heart Is downturning . And you feel You’ve lost your way . Make your own Sunshine weather . At the cradle Of the day . And grow in grace And beauty . As you go The joyful way. .
Sing a Song of Gratitude
Sing a song Of gratitude A soul Full of grace Let your heart Be jubilant At the dawning Of the day For knowing Seeing beauty Understanding God’s ways Let us sing A song of gratitude At the dawning Of all days. ~
I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours
In Times of Crisis #1 I consecrate This day’s long hours In prayer And contemplation May I be sustained By beauty Truth And grace And loving Determination. ~ I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. Now in September 2022, I am self-isolating, so decided … Continue reading I Consecrate This Day’s Long Hours
Eternity’s Human Face
There never could be Just one sound alone To mean eternity’s Human face Which must always be Received mysteriously With an infinity Of grace.
In Deepest Graceful Mystery
Created in God I am Not what I think But God’s abundant Love creating me In deepest graceful mystery. Inspired by words by Thomas Merton: "The secret of my identity is hidden in God" Image by Ano Nymus from Pixabay
Letting go can be the hardest dare The soul may ever face Yet wings will never fly If spirit never dares to take this grace And heart and mind Might never find a freer place.
The Soul is a Garden
The soul Is a garden And you must uproot The weeds That cling To your saving thoughts Dig deep the space for the seeds of grace To be sown Root and grow Sunned by the spirit Watered by prayer Breathing in the beauty Of love's air. Inspired by the writings of St. Catherine of Siena … Continue reading The Soul is a Garden
The naked open soul Open to the forces that affirm and deny To the graces that refresh and renew The individual human heart, that is uniquely you.
A secular world Suffocated ~ The spiritual longings Of generations ~ Who felt tanscendence Who knew beauty ~ But how could they connect Without a God ~ And a community Of others who believed ~ Governed by Grace? ~
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