Saturday, April 26, 2014

Who knew that you
brilliant, blooming cactus
could grow such stunning beauty
from such a tangle of sharp thorns?

I know that I too
can offer the beauty of Grace
even in the most thorny place
to all who pass by.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I went to the wilderness this Good Friday morning to worship in the best way I knew how. A pure white flower with four heart shaped petals gave an eloquent Easter sermon on the miracle of new life given to us as pure Grace, blooming in the desert of our hearts when we least expect it.

Then I looked up and saw the dry red earth covered with white flowers!  My heart leaped into hope, for I had been despairing for days about the cruel fate of this tortured earth.  I knelt in the red dirt and built an altar to express that hope, that Easter hope,  which knows that Life does overcome the worst that death can do.  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wondrous Water!
May my soul, like you, 
reflect the divine beauty
above me, around me, within me
other souls 
as they catch a glimpse of the divine beauty
above, around, within them

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Looking towards the Light
breathing music
where feet 
far more ancient than mine
once walked.

I am not alone here.