Monday, July 25, 2011

Daily devotional from Romans 3:23

"...for all fall short of the glory of God"

Though we all fall short of God's glory, we are all deserving of God's grace.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily hukamnama from Guru Arjan Dev Ji's raag sorath

"God is the great giver." (615)

The challenge is receiving the gift.

[My prayers are with the victims' families in Norway. May we all draw renewed strength from the spiritual leadership of those youth, who had gathered to celebrate the dynamic gift of diversity.]

Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Devotional from Proverbs 3:5

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight."

To trust our inner-sight we should connect our hearts to the outer-light.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily devotional from Psalm 130

"Let Your ears be attentive to my cry."

Perhaps the call we await from without is in fact the echo of a cry within.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ingathering: Opening Words

Here we have gathered,
Here at this seasonal crossroads, with the cool summer breeze at our backs.

Here we have gathered,
We of different bodies and beliefs, each prone to weakness and open to growth.

Here we have gathered,
Having journeyed from distant shores, each thirsting for love and justice.

Here we have gathered,
Gathered in memory and in hope, woven all into the sacred dance of life.

Here we have gathered.
So let us rejoice and join together in song.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

On leaving

Today, as my summer chaplaincy came to a close, I left a dear patient who has poured Spirit into my soul. Over the past two months, I have witnessed her open the dark recesses of human suffering to the light of God's love. In profound reverence and appreciation for the miracle of her life, I ask for your prayers - that she may find healing in a place of brokenness; that she may come to see the sacred work that she is already doing.

I offer the following haiku verse as a form of closure, commemorating my last memory with her and inviting her grace-filled presence into my future ministry:

Eyelids weak with fear –
snow-dusted puckered lips hold
close a holy peace.

Let all rejoice that God has gifted us with such a source of life.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Hiatus

In light of my work as a hospital chaplain this summer, I will have to hibernate this blog for a couple months. Please check back in August! Blessings all.