Saturday door 


There are doors that lead to strolling and doors that open for gazing. On a Saturday it is nice to have a choice!!!


Door of the day… (Argentina) Pinterest 

Morning Light 


For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for you untamable utterances of life in boundless stretches of space and the strength of the waves of the sea

I give you thank, O God.

Release in me the power of your Spirit that my soul may be free and my spirit strong.

Release in me the freedom of your Spirit that I may be bridled by nothing but love

that I may be bridled only by love.


Quote — John Philip Newell

Image – “Reverse Sunrise” Bruce Stambaugh 2016

All in Good Time- Friday’s door


The past, the present and a hint of the future – this is how we are created over time. We only know what is beyond a door by pulling on its old hinges and walking over its threshold. These actions often come with feelings of eagerness and hesitation.

All in good time… until then may you find blessing in the beauty of new growth and the strength of steps taken before you.


Door of the day… (Vezelay, France)

Strength, Courage and Dignity

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within—strength, courage, dignity.


Quote: RUBY DEE
Photo: RICHARD WOOLLETT

Dawn’s call

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I looked inwards
and the beauty of my
own emptiness
filled me until dawn.
~Rumi

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Here is the world

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For the last two weeks this country’s news and news from all over the world has drawn our attention to tragic stories of people’s lives being changed forever through senseless, selfish, angry and disturbing acts of violence. Violence that has caused death and life-changing injury.

Wait… did I not write about this three weeks ago, last month and the month before that?

No need to be flippant. Everyone is aware of the tragic state of affairs in this country and the dangerous anger rampant in our world. We may not all agree on what to do but many of us are certain that something needs to be done.

We are in the season of Advent. On this second Sunday, the prophets call out for preparation and repentance. May we look upon our world for all its beauty and its danger moving forward with fearless compassion. May this movement be as prayer. Called to repent, instructed to prepare – may we seek to find the points of light streaming through the dark clouds before us. Light that brightens a path to peace and safety.

Oh Tender Mercy,

Dawn upon us this morning,
Break into the shadows of death
that seem to be overwhelming
the many worlds in which we live, and those in which we don’t that surround us.
Oh Tender Mercy,
We pray for those
who are in mourning,
who grieve,
who are suffering in the desolation of loss,
who are drowning in the pain of the senselessness of violence.
Bring forth the light of hope to hold them as they sit in the shadows.
In silence and word, we offer prayers for those we know who are struggling: (silence)
O Tender Mercy,
Break upon us with your dawning,
Guide our feet with the strength of our prayers,
to walk in the ways of peace with action,
to do what we can do as your people
to pave ways of peace wherever we go.
O Tender Mercy,
Your dawn is new every morning,
and we are grateful the points of light in our lives, in the midst of the shadows around us. Your love prevails.
O Tender Mercy,
Break forth among and within us.
Amen.

(Sunday Prayer Advent 2c RCL from RevGalBlogs  )

to see beauty

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Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius