dawn’s doorway

in Italy with Kevin Jones


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the door sill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
– Rumi

Photo taken by Kevin Jones

Hold fast

Once you have met a True Human Being,
Let him not disappear
from the horizon of your Heart.
~ Rumi

(from Rumi – Facebook page)



Victory is Ours
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours through Him who loves us.


prayer from An African Prayer Book – Desmond Tutu (resource found on Godspace)

Gate A-4


“This can still happen…”

Originally posted on Live & Learn:


Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye:

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

An older woman in full traditional Palestinian embroidered dress, just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing. “Help,” said the flight agent. “Talk to her . What is her problem? We told her the flight was going to be late and she did this.”

I stooped to put my arm around the woman and spoke haltingly. “Shu-dow-a, shu-bid-uck, habibti? Stani schway, min fadlick, shu-bit-se-wee?” The minute she heard any words she knew, however poorly used, she stopped crying. She thought the flight had been cancelled entirely. She needed to be…

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to be part of the world’s healing


We stumble on the journey, O God.
We lose heart along the way.
We forget your promises and blame one another.
Refresh us with the springs of your spirit in our souls
and open our senses to your guiding presence that we may be part of the world’s healing this day,
that we may be part of the world’s healing.

John Philip Newell – Celtic Treasure: Daily Scripture and Prayer.
Photo by Chuck Summers.

Never lose hope 

Chimney Tops 3 by silicon640c on Flickr

Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. Rumi

The sun rises in the East, we have nothing to do with this fact except to welcome the warm rays. And when it rains for multiple days? We cannot see the sun’s arrival but we know it is there – dwelling in the invisible.

Hope is the nudge that gets us up every morning. Hope drives with us through the dark moments and is there to celebrate the light’s arrival.

I look for signs of miracles. Sometime they are bold and obvious, offering inspiration to all. Sometimes they are quiet and so subtle they can go unnoticed. The presence of a miracle can be difficult to see if we have already decided what it is going to accomplish. Its appearance can be very different from what we expected, yet still – it is a miracle.

Miracles call for hope. Hope can be the key that unlocks the invisible – the place of our longing.

Chimney Tops 3 by silicon640c on Flickr