Wednesday, 20 February 2019

make me an angel

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O God, who teaches us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, 

grant, that I may be so fashioned by your grace

as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.


Tuesday I wasn't feeling well so I took the day off.

By afternoon my tummy began to feel a bit more settled

so I did some much needed housekeeping. 

When, at dusk, I sat down to my devotions

I read this collect.

And Mark, where Jesus says to his disciples,

"Are your hearts hardened? 

Do you still not understand?"


soften my heart with your grace

open my mind to your understanding

Monday, 18 February 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Keeping Sabbath

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Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
Whose trust is in the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by the water.

Jeremiah 17:8

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Seeking Sabbath

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"Woe is me! for I am lost; I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips,

for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!"

Then one of the seraphim flew to me,

having in his hand a burning coal

that he had taken from the fire with tongs from the altar.

And he touched my mouth and said: "Behold,

this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away, and your sin is atoned for."

Isaiah 6:5-7

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Monday, 4 February 2019

a rhythm of home

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Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14

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February brings the rain
thaws the frozen lake again

Sara Coleridge

she lived in Cumberland, England, where it is quite possible

that February brought the rain

but here on this rather tiny island on the north shore of Boston

while February may bring rain, it also brings snow, sleet and ice

lakes will not be thawing till the end of the month ... at soonest.

even the Atlantic tide is rolling up slushy and almost frozen.


Winter continues to lay it's siege upon us

we encircle our home with warm cozy blankets, movies on the telly,

piles of books upon the nightstands, music playlists at the ready,

scrumptious suppers filling the house with heavenly aromas

hearty soups on the burner and cat naps in the low light of an afternoon.

Our cat, Tucker, is curled up purring on my lap as I type

and the dawn has not yet begun to fill the sky with colour

though I can see the it turning from black to dark indigo

just outside the window now.


Of a late afternoon we went to Joey's basketball game 

came home at dusk

 spaghetti for dinner at the kitchen table

 beeswax candle at the center and the sun setting low over the Atlantic

 just outside the window

Saturdays are the colour blue and the scent of frankincense

 cornbread in the oven 

laundry was folded and put away earlier in the day

floors were swept and washed

beds made with fresh linens

errands run


she looketh well to the ways of her household

Oh...and I should mention that the Patriots won the superbowl lastnight...again

That's 6 for those who are counting.

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