Prayer as poetry

It’s been a while since I have written a blog, but it’s been a lovely time to reflect. And most of my writing has gone into articles for the Christian Science Monitor, which you can find here. This morning my prayer took the form of a poem… which even rhymes… It’s been long time since I wrote poetryContinue reading “Prayer as poetry”

Love your childlike self, and your neighbor

I’ve heard it said a number of times – to “love your neighbor as yourself” you must first love yourself.  I’ve often struggled with this idea of loving myself in a way that doesn’t feel conceited or egotistical.  The other day when I was pondering this, a new way of looking at it came to me… WhenContinue reading “Love your childlike self, and your neighbor”

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

In case you didn’t know, today is National Peanut Butter Day in the U.S., and to celebrate I ate peanut butter sandwich.  Why should anyone care about this obscure holiday, you ask…  Well for me it is significant because it is a reminder to pray to know that the world’s children have all they needContinue reading “Happy National Peanut Butter Day!”

“Roots hold me close; wings set me free”

Yesterday as I was sitting by the lake with my dog on this chilly, but sunny fall day with the wind blowing through the few trees surrounding us and casting ripples upon the water, I was reminded of a favorite poem or hymn from the Unitarian faith tradition, “Spirit of Life” by Carolyn McDade. SpiritContinue reading ““Roots hold me close; wings set me free””

Pure and simple…

“Pure and simple and nothing else…” that is what came up at the very bottom of the definition when I clicked “Look up” on the word “pure” in something I was reading on my iPad.  I love that idea!  Pure and simple joy Pure and simple love Pure and simple truth And the list goesContinue reading “Pure and simple…”